Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period
… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Nashville’s wettest February on record, 3 killed in Tennessee floods
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 25, 2019. Watchers.news
The city of Nashville in Tennessee experienced its wettest February on record, NWS reports. This month was also its 7th wettest month of all time. Floods caused by the latest storm to hit the state left at least 3 people dead.
With 342.13 mm (13.47 inches) of rain through February 23, Nashville broke its record for wettest February since measurements began. The previous record was set in 1880 with 314.19 mm (12.37 inches). The third wettest record for the city was set in 1890 with 278.13 mm (10.95 inches) and the fourth in 2018 with 277.11 mm (10.91 inches).
The wettest month on record for Nashville is May 2010 with 417.32 mm (16.43 inches) and the second wettest is January 1937 with 374.65 mm (14.75 inches).
This February was also the wettest month on record in Crossville – with 309.88 mm (12.20 inches) through February 23, and the fourth wettest month since records began. The wettest month on record for the city of Crossville is March 1975 with 389.63 mm (15.34 inches).
Tennessee Department of Transportation crews have a long-term closure in place on Interstate 24 eastbound in northwest Davidson County, where a landslide at mile marker 42 occurred at approximately 22:00 local time, February 23.
Traffic on I-24 eastbound is currently being diverted onto Old Hickory Boulevard at Exit 40 to I-65 or Briley Parkway.
The full scope of necessary slope repairs will not be known until the material can be cleared from the slide site. A TDOT contractor is preparing to begin this process, but due to the unstable conditions around the area, the work will likely be slow going.
While TDOT cannot give a firm estimate for re-opening at this time, the department advises drivers to plan for the closure to be in place at least a week. Once a repair schedule is confirmed, TDOT will provide updated information.
Tennessee governor Bill Lee declared a State of Emergency on February 23, due to rising flood waters and the potential for more severe weather.
“Our departments and agencies are monitoring the ongoing weather developments in our state and they are coordinating to be fully prepared,” Lee said.
In response to the flooding and severe weather potential, this afternoon TEMA activated the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan and put a State of Emergency in Place in Tennessee.
“Everyone should pay close attention to weather forecasts today and have multiple ways to receive weather watches and warnings,” said TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan. “Those who may have experienced any storm or flooding damage already should contact their county emergency management agencies to report issues, contact their insurance agencies, and keep track of any repairs they make.”
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