Extreme Wildfires Update

NSW and Victoria fire MAPPED: ‘Catastrophic’ alerts issued in three states as devastating blazes continue. Australia bushfire crisis continues to spiral out of control. Residents warned to expect the worst conditions of the season yet. Temperatures almost 115F (5+5+5) degrees and winds over 55 (5) mph. 2.5 (5×5) million acres of farmland destroyed.

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.

NSW and Victoria fire MAPPED: ‘Catastrophic’ alerts issued in three states as devastating blazes continue. Australia bushfire crisis continues to spiral out of control. Residents warned to expect the worst conditions of the season yet. Temperatures almost 115F (5+5+5) degrees and winds over 55 (5) mph. 2.5 (5×5) million acres of farmland destroyed.

AUSTRALIA is in the grip of a devastating bushfire crisis as the highest danger warnings have been issued, with firefighters unable to control the spread of the blazes and a serious threat to life posed.

By KATE WHITFIELD PUBLISHED: 14:36, Wed, Nov 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 14:49, Wed, Nov 20, 2019. Express.co.uk

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1206959/nsw-victoria-fire-map-australia-bushfires-catastrophic-alert-warning

Soaring temperatures and strong winds are threatening to spread the fires further as the Australia bushfire crisis continues to spiral out of control. “Catastrophic” alerts have been issued in three states, with residents warned to expect the worst conditions of the season yet.

South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania have all upped their warning levels as the threat increases.

A catastrophic warning means that should a fire start, it would not be possible for firefighters to control it, given the weather conditions.

Brenton Eden, assistant chief officer at the South Australian Country Fire Service, told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio: “From sunrise until well past midnight, this state is going to experience very difficult fire conditions.”

On Wednesday, electricity firms cut off power to thousands of people, more than 100 (5+5) schools were closed and residents in high-risk regions were poised to evacuate.

Electricity provider SA Power cut energy to about 10,000 (5+5) people as fires approached transmission lines.

SA Power tweeted: “With fire conditions expected to continue well into this evening, be prepared for a potentially extended outage before it is safe to restore power supply.”

With temperatures in South Australia nearing 45C (113F), conditions aren’t expected to improve soon.

Winds of up to 90km/h (55mph) are whipping up the blazes.

Steve Warrington, a local fire chief in Victoria, said: “Do not be there. If a fire occurs, you will not survive.”

Six people have died since last month in massive bushfires which are burning elsewhere in the country.

Those blazes – in New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland – have destroyed more than 500 (5)  houses, devouring about one million hectares (2.5 million acres) of farmland and bush.

Australia’s largest city, Sydney, was also blanketed by bushfire smoke on Tuesday, causing dozens of calls to paramedics for related health problems

Australia is prone to bushfires in its dry, hot summers.

However, the recent series of fierce blazes started early after a three-year drought that left much of the country bone dry.

Scientists and experts say that Australia’s fire season has grown longer and more intense due to climate change.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, climate change had led to an increase in extreme heat events and raised the severity of other natural disasters, such as drought.

Last year the nation experienced its warmest summer on record.

Official figures also show 2018 and 2017 were Australia’s third and fourth-hottest years on record respectively.

Australia’s conservative government has been criticised over its efforts to address climate change as the fires continue to devastate the nation.

Last year, a UN report said the nation was falling short of its Paris climate agreement commitments to cut CO2 emissions.

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