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Tropical Storm Mun to bring flooding, mudslides to China and Vietnam this week

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, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.

Tropical Storm Mun to bring flooding, mudslides to China and Vietnam this week

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist. July 03, 2019

A tropical depression that formed in the South China Sea on Monday strengthened into Tropical Storm Mun on Tuesday and will bring days of heavy rainfall to parts of China and Vietnam this week.

Tropical Storm Mun comes on the heels of Tropical Depression Egay, which helped spark heavy rainfall across the Philippines in recent days before dissipating.

While the threat for flooding has ended across the Philippines, this risk will be on the increase across parts of southeast China and northern Vietnam in the coming days.

As Mun slowly tracks west to northwest, it will bring days of torrential rainfall to the region.

Mun may weaken back into a tropical depression over the next 12-24 hours due to interaction with land, but there is a chance that it remains a tropical storm as it emerges from Hainan, China, back into the Tonkin Sea.

Heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected across Hainan through Wednesday before conditions improve by Thursday.

Localized flooding and some minor wind damage are possible across the island. Total rainfall of 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) is expected along with wind gusts of 65-95 km/h (40-60 mph).

After reaching the Tonkin Sea, a northwest track will take Mun into northern Vietnam near the border with China.

These areas will receive localized downpours in advance of the storm’s arrival, with the heaviest rainfall expected from Wednesday night into Friday.

Total rainfall of 150-300 mm (6-12 inches) is expected across northern Vietnam and southern parts of the Guangxi province in China.

Flooding will be the most widespread concern; however, there will be a heightened risk for mudslides in areas of rugged terrain that receive heavy rainfall.

The risk for damaging winds will be at and near the coast from Hai Phong to Beihai. Rough seas will also be a concern for marine activities in the region.

By Friday, the storm is expected to be inland across northern Vietnam and weakening rapidly.

Localized downpours will continue to be a concern across the region this weekend, but the risk for flooding and mudslides will slowly diminish.

While Mun will remain far to the southwest of Hong Kong, the city and surrounding areas can experience heavy downpours at times into this weekend as tropical moisture streams into the area.

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