Over 12 (6+6) homes damaged in Ulundi as fourth tornado strikes KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Fourth (4) tornado to hit area this month. Warnings to communities across over 50 (5) municipalities in the province.

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.

Over 12 (6+6) homes damaged in Ulundi as fourth tornado strikes KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Fourth (4) tornado to hit area this month. Warnings to communities across over 50 (5) municipalities in the province.

Posted by Julie Celestial on November 26, 2019.

13 houses along with several schools have been left damaged after a confirmed tornado hit Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. It was the fourth tornado to hit the province this month.

It was also the second tornado in less than 24 hours, following the one that hit Utrecht on Friday night, November 22, 2019.

“According to our tools there is a strong signal that the severe storm that moved over the area produced a tornado,” South African Weather Service’s William Msimanga said.

No injuries or fatalities were reported, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) spokesperson Senzelwe Mzila confirmed.

“MEC Sipho Hlomuka has dispatched teams to the area of Ulundi to assess [the area],” he said.

On Saturday, November 23, Mzila said the department has taken necessary precautions and developed early warning communication with residents.

“The department is in close liaison with the South African Weather Service (SAWS) in terms of the notices that they issue… those warnings are communicated to communities across the province’s 54 municipalities.” He added, “The COGTA MEC has been ensuring that the teams are activated and alerted on time when there are reports that come through from the weather service”, he said. “The issue with tornados is that you don’t know where it’s going to strike and when it strikes it destroys everything and it’s a short period time.”

On Sunday, November 24, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola visited the Waterval Correctional center in Utrecht to examine the damage caused by Friday’s tornado. Lamola’s spokesperson Crispin Phiri said four cells in the Medium B facility and 46 houses had been damaged. This led to 141 inmates being transferred to nearby correctional facilities. No fatalities were reported as well. Power and water supply were disrupted for a while but contingency plans were activated.

There were severe damages at official residences. “Non-governmental organizations are providing meals to officials who are displaced and they will continue doing so until Tuesday where further assessments will be done,” Phiri assured. “The Department of Correctional Services is also providing temporary shelter for officials affected. Operations at the Centre have normalized and offenders are safe and accounted for.”

Hlomuka urged residents to be “cautious, especially around low lying areas or when crossing bridges. Before making any long journey residents are urged to first check the weather forecast as heavy rains pose a serious risk on our roads.”

Disaster Management teams remain on high alert and are looking after areas that are vulnerable to natural calamities.

Categories: Tornadoes

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