Extreme Flooding

Spain floods: Six killed and thousands evacuated as motorists trapped in submerged tunnels. Described as the worst since 1987, with the Valencian town Ontinyent experiencing 250mm of rain in 12 hours – 10 times the expected rainfall for September .

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.

Spain floods: Six killed and thousands evacuated as motorists trapped in submerged tunnels. Described as the worst since 1987, with the Valencian town Ontinyent experiencing 250mm of rain in 12 hours – 10 times the expected rainfall for September .

At least 3,500 forced to leave homes as 689,000 students affected by school closures

Independent.co.uk September 14, 2019

At least six people have been killed and thousands evacuated after two days of record rainfall and gales caused severe flash flooding and tornadoes in southeastern Spain.

Highway tunnels were submerged and cars swept from motorways, as torrents of water led to the closure of roads, railways and airports in the Valencia, Murcia and Andalucia regions.

Hundreds of soldiers, boats and helicopters were deployed to assist the emergency services, as some 3,500 people were evacuated from their homes.

More than 689,000 pupils were affected in Valencia alone as nearly 300 municipalities decided to close schools, AFP reported.

A man who had been missing since leaving his home on foot earlier on Friday was found dead in the village of Redovan in Valencia, and another was found in Granada province after his car was swept off a motorway by a torrent of mud and water.

More than 689,000 pupils were affected in Valencia alone as nearly 300 municipalities decided to close schools, AFP reported.

A man who had been missing since leaving his home on foot earlier on Friday was found dead in the village of Redovan in Valencia, and another was found in Granada province after his car was swept off a motorway by a torrent of mud and water.

A third man died in Almeria after trying to drive through a flooded tunnel, unaware that it had been cordoned off. Emergency services were unable to save him but were able to help several others who became trapped in flooded tunnels.

It came after two siblings died on Thursday when their car was swept away by torrential rain.

Spain’s acting interior minister Fernando Grande Marlaska called the floods “a serious tragedy”, and said the railway link between Madrid and Barcelona had been shut. Travellers were stranded as two airports in Murcia and Almeria were closed, as well as Murica’s entire railway service.

“The situation is critical, all the municipality is full of water,” Mario Cervera, mayor of the town of Alcazares, one of the most affected in Murcia, told Spain’s state-run TVE channel.

The record rainfall and gale force winds are part of a slow-moving storm system known locally as a gota fria (cold drop), usually seen in autumn. 

This year’s event is being described as the worst since 1987, with the Valencian town Ontinyent experiencing 250mm of rain in 12 hours – 10 times the expected rainfall for September – El Pais reported.

Three small but destructive tornadoes were also triggered by winds of up to 100km per hour in Xábia, Dénia and Guardamar. Spain’s state meteorological agency predicted more tornadoes could follow in Mallorca.

Regions across the country’s southeast remained on red alert on Saturday and local authorities warned people to remain indoors and avoid driving. 

The storm is expected to move west towards Portugal, where on Friday the government put the country on alert due to a high risk of wildfires.

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