Damaging tornado rips through Christchurch, injuring two people, New Zealand. 10 (5+5) areas affected. “It actually felt like an eclipse, this blackness came over us.” Video.

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.

Damaging tornado rips through Christchurch, injuring two people, New Zealand. 10 (5+5) areas affected. “It actually felt like an eclipse, this blackness came over us.” Video.

Posted by Julie Celestial on November 18, 2019

A tornado hit Christchurch in New Zealand on November 18, 2019, leaving a trail of damage from central suburbs to coastal areas, according to the nation’s Fire and Emergency. The twister injured two people, scattered debris through the air, and disrupted power lines.

There was a sudden change in the weather in the central city around 02:30 UTC, with massive hailstones plummeting in the city along with thunder and strong winds. As the temperature got colder, the tornado began striking portions of the city. Shortly after, MetService confirmed the twister’s formation.

Fire and Emergency service said the tornado left a trail of damage from central suburbs to the city’s coastal areas. A roof collapsed at a SaveMart in Sydenham, injuring two people. St John said the two people have been taken to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries.

As of 03:30 UTC, around 1 128 customers were without power, according to Orion spokeswoman Linda McGregor. The affected areas were Brooklands, Spencerville, Broadfield, Norwood, Rolleston, Springston, Burnham, Ellesmere, Irwell, and Lincoln.

Fire and Emergency assistant area commander Mike Bowden reported that many residential and commercial establishments have lost roofing. “There’s been a swathe of damage through Christchurch for this very short and sharp burst of weather that we’ve had, so it comes really from this side of town right through to New Brighton, we understand there are properties that have lost roving and there’s been some other damage around the city as well.”

The storm burst only lasted only a short period of time, Bowden said.

Debris from torn roofings was seen all over Wordsworth St in Sydenham. Bowden warned people to avoid picking up any broken parts.

An eyewitness detailed her experience when she saw the tornado. “We saw these bits of debris sitting in the sky and swirling around. And from where we could see, it looked like it was paper, but as it got closer we realized it was bits of gib board, which I’ve now realized are probably off the SaveMart on Battersea St.”

Another local was driving along Horny when black clouds blocked the Port Hills. “And as we were driving along it actually felt like an eclipse, this blackness came over us,” she said.

Moreover, part of the roof of a vehicle dealership on Wordsworth St was ripped off, sending debris down the road. It has then been closed for cleanup.

A spokesperson from Fire and Emergency said clear skies had returned to Christchurch briefly after the thunderstorm.

The Christchurch City Council said it had contractors all set to check any potential damage from the tornado. Authorities have warned motorists to be extra careful due to potential road hazards following the severe weather.

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