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.
Rio de Janeiro under red alert after heavy rain triggers deadly floods and landslides, Brazil. Videos.
Posted by Julie Celestial on March 2, 2020 Watchers.news
Heavy rains affecting Brazil since Saturday, February 29, 2020, triggered mudslides and floods across the state of Rio de Janeiro, resulting in widespread damage and at least four fatalities. Some areas received more than 180 mm (7 inches) of rain into early Monday, March 2.
Floods and landslides caused major damage in the Metropolitan region of Rio, particularly in western areas, as well as in the Baixada Fluminense region where two people sustained injuries when a house collapsed in Mage. In addition, a bridge collapsed in Santa Maria municipality, isolating residents and affecting rescue operations.
The worst affected region is the West Zone, where rainfall exceeded the March average in just 2 days. Some areas registered more than 180 mm (7 inches) of rain from late February 29 to March 2. A weather station in Mendanha recorded 61.4 mm (2.5 inches) of rain in one hour on Saturday, with 17.6 mm (0.7 inches) falling in 15 minutes.
The Rio Metropolitan Civil Defense said they responded to a total of 161 emergency calls, most of them for crumbled buildings.
The agency also activated around 30 sirens in 16 communities until Sunday night, March 1. Floodwaters submerged dozens of roads, washing away cars, causing damage to residential properties and disrupting rail lines on two extensions.
Moreover, the fire department confirmed at least three deaths due to weather-related incidents. Two of the fatalities were in West Zone, while another in was Mesquita, Baixada.
According to the Civil Defense, the fourth victim reportedly drowned in the Acari neighborhood in the North Zone and was eventually taken to the Ronaldo Gazzolla hospital. However, the municipality’s health secretariat is yet to disclose the cause of death.
Rio de Janeiro has been put under red alert as further moderate to heavy rain is forecast for the area. Officials warned residents, particularly those in high-risk areas, to pay attention to the sound alerts.
“We are on high alert. Our bodies are prepared to resolve the situations and our teams are on the streets working. We will come out stronger from times like these,” said mayor Marcelo Crivella.
“Avoid areas of risk, do not throw garbage on the streets so as not to clog the drains and meet the orientation teams. When the sirens sound, go to the refuge point.”
Severe weather has been affecting Brazil since the start of the year. On January 27, at least 57 fatalities were reported after days of intense rain resulted in catastrophic floods and landslides. 2 000 people in Rio de Janeiro were displaced, particularly in the city of Itaperuna.
In addition to damage and devastation, the National Confederation of Trade in Goods, Services, and Tourism reported that the extreme weather caused retail losses of around 45 million dollars
Categories: Extreme Flooding