Hurricane Update

At least 5,000 (5) displaced as slow-moving Typhoon “Kalmaegi” (Ramon) intensifies, Philippines. Six (6) foot storm surge. Second storm following called “Sarah.”

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.

At least 5,000 (5) displaced as slow-moving Typhoon “Kalmaegi” (Ramon) intensifies, Philippines. Six (6) foot storm surge. Second storm following called “Sarah.”

Posted by Julie Celestial on November 19, 2019

Tropical Storm “Kalmaegi” (Ramon) intensified into a typhoon and continues bringing heavy rain and floods to Luzon, Philippines on November 19, 2019. At least 5 000 people have already evacuated their homes, while several municipalities in Cagayan remain under Signal #3. According to weather bureau PAGASA’s update at 15:00 UTC today, the center of the storm is located about 100 km (62 miles) east-northeast of Aparri, Cagayan, slowly moving southwest with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph).

The municipalities under Signal #3 are Claveria, Sanchez Mira, Pamplona, Abulug, Ballesteros, Aparri, Calayan, Camalaniugan, Buguey, Santa Teresita, Gonzaga, Santa Ana, Allacapan, and Lal-lo.

Signal #2 is up for the provinces of Batanes, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and the rest of Cagayan

Moderate with frequent heavy rains are battering Batanes, as well as the northern portion of Cagayan including the Babuyan Islands, and northern parts of Ilocos Norte on November 19. There are light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over the northern portion of Isabela, Kalinga, Abra and the rest of Cagayan and Ilocos Sur.

Several domestic flights have been canceled, and a number of schools have suspended classes. Small sea vessels are still advised to stay ashore with gale conditions forecast at sea.

In Camarines Sur, Governor Miguel Villafuerte has released a memorandum reiterating his order to all local executives and disaster managers to strictly monitor areas of jurisdiction, especially villages that are vulnerable to floods and landslide. The storm had previously caused landslides in Santa Rose Del Norte in Pasacao, damaging two houses.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) in the Philippines reported flooding in Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur provinces in Bicol Region.

“Almost 3 200 people have been affected (around 2 000 in Camarines Sur and 1 000 in Albay). Seven houses were completely destroyed in flooding in Pasacao and Tinambac in Camarines Sur, with a further 9 houses and 3 roads damaged,” reports said.

The local government of Cagayan is also focusing on relief efforts for evacuees.

So far, Kalmaegi is still expected to make landfall in the Santa Ana-Calayan area in northern Cagayan between Tuesday evening, November 19 and Wednesday morning, November 20.

Forecasts say the storm will gradually weaken after hitting land “due to the land interaction and the northeast monsoon.”

According to the agency, there will be moderate with occasional to frequent heavy rains over Batanes, Cagayan including the Babuyan Islands, and Apayao. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains are also expected over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Mt. Province, Kalinga, and the northern portion of Isabela.

Storm surge up to 2 m (6 feet) is possible in La Union and Pangasinan.

Meanwhile, another storm named “Sarah” by the PAGASA is entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

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