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.
Major, catastrophic flooding hits Texas, at least two people dead as slow-moving storm dumps over 1 100 mm (43 inches) of rain. Videos.
Posted by Teo Blašković on September 20, 2019 Watchers.news
Major, catastrophic flooding is occurring across much of Southeast Texas, NWS said September 18, a day after Tropical Storm “Imelda” made landfall near Freeport, TX, adding that some areas could see up to 1 000 mm (40 inches) of rain through Friday, September 20. Heavy rain continued into Friday across portions of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, but rates have finally begun to decrease as the storm started shifting to the ArkLaTex region.
Severe weather and flooding event caused by Tropical Cyclone “Imelda” that began on September 17, 2019 has caused widespread and severe property damage, threatening the loss of life in Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, and San Jacinto counties and forcing Texas Governor Greg Abbot to declare a state of disaster in listed counties on September 19.
“The depression brought a band of intense thunderstorms between Houston and Beaumont that held nearly stationary for hours on end, dumping prodigious amounts of rain,” Weather Underground’s Bob Henson said.
“Doppler radar detected winds of up to 90 km/h (56 mph) just above ground level pushing massive amounts of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into the thunderstorms. Rainfall of 75 – 127 mm (3-5 inches) per hour was falling atop ground already saturated by days of heavy rain.”
At least 2 people lost their lives. According to media reports, a person in Jefferson County drowned while trying to move a horse to safety. Another person lost its life in Harris County after a vehicle with several occupants became submerged while attempting to drive through a flooded road.
More than 1 000 people called for rescues as water entered hundreds of homes, KBMT reported, adding that one of the nation’s largest oil refineries, the Exxon Mobil facility in Beaumont, was closed because of the storm.
At 22:000 PM CDT, September 18, the National Weather Service radar and surface observations showed an area of moderate to locally heavy rainfall in a swath extending from near Beaumont northward to near Tyler, Texas. Some lighter showers were still affecting extreme southwestern portions of Louisiana.
There has been a weakening trend in the rainfall rates compared to earlier this afternoon, NWS said at the time.
Selected preliminary Storm Total Rainfall from 07:00 CDT on September 16 through 21:00 CDT, September 19:
Based on their own analysis of damage, AccuWeather estimates the total loss caused by TC Imelda will be $8 billion. The estimate includes damage to homes and businesses, as well as their contents and cars, job and wage losses, farm and crop losses, contamination of drinking water wells, infrastructure damage, auxiliary business losses and the long-term impact from flooding, in addition to the lingering health effects resulting from flooding and the possible disease caused by standing water.
Tropical Depression “Imelda” has dissipated, but its remnants will still bring heavy rain and possible flash flooding to portions of the Southern Plains and Arklatex region today, NWS forecaster Snell noted 07:30 UTC today.
Meanwhile, a low pressure system will make gradual progress from the Rockies, to the northern Plains, to Ontario over the next few days. An associated cold front will push into the Plains today and tonight. This front should lead to thunderstorms in the northern and central Plains both today and Saturday. Some of the storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds the primary threats.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms across the Northern Plains today and the Central Plains Saturday.
Flash flooding will also be possible, especially on Saturday and Saturday Night in portions of the Central Plains as the front begins to interact with lingering moisture from Imelda.
Rainfall amounts in excess of 75 mm (3 inches) are forecast from central Kansas into northern Missouri. This has prompted a Moderate Risk of excessive rainfall to be issued.