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.
Major floods inundate 2 000 homes and buildings, California
Posted by Teo Blašković on February 28, 2019. Watchers.news.
Russian River at Guerneville crested with a preliminary height of 13.83 m (45.38 feet) at 22:00 PST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Major flooding continued Thursday morning but the river is expected to slowly recede through the day and fall below flood stage of Friday morning (local time).
Heavy rain brought by atmospheric river that stalled over the region left several lower river towns isolated Wednesday after floodwater and mudslides closed all roads in and out of them.
Thousands of people were displaced and an estimated 2 000 homes and buildings flooded to some degree in what is now the regions worst flooding since New Year’s Day 1997.
Guerneville’s worst flooding took place on December 23, 1955, when the river peaked at 15.14 m (49.7 feet).
Flood warnings continued for much of Northern California on Thursday morning but the weather is now clearing before it turns bad again over the weekend.
Sonoma County Emergency Manager Chris Godley said 89 roads in the county remain closed.
County officials issued an emergency declaration and asked Gov. Gavin Newsom for a state of emergency.
The city of Santa Rosa, located 26 km (16 miles) ESE of Guerneville, obliterated its February and all-time 1-day rainfall record on February 26 with 141.22 mm (5.56 inches) of rain. The station is located in the City of Santa Rosa proper and dates back to 1902.
The city’s previous all-time 1-day rainfall record was 132.84 mm (5.23 inches) set on December 19, 1981. Its previous 1-day February record was 46.22 mm (1.82 inches) set 100 years ago in 1919.
From February 1 to 27, Santa Rosa registered a total of 372.36 mm (14.66 inches) of rain, making this month its 3rd wettest February on record.
The wettest February ever measured in the city was in 1998 with 493.26 mm (19.42 inches) followed by 404.87 mm (15.94 inches) in 1986.
The worst of the rain this week hit Venado, where 520.19 mm (20.48 inches) of rain fell in 48 hours to 04:19 PST, February 27 (12:19 UTC).
Featured image credit: SkyFox, KTVU
Categories: Extreme Flooding