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Tropical Cyclone “Herold” brings severe flooding to Madagascar

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Isaiah 13:8

And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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.

Tropical Cyclone “Herold” brings severe flooding to Madagascar

Posted by Julie Celestial on March 16, 2020 Watchers.news

Tropical Cyclone “Herold” formed in the Indian Ocean near the coast of Madagascar on March 13, 2020, causing severe flooding in the northeastern part of the country which resulted in one fatality. Herold is the 8th named storm of the 2019/20 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season.

At 16:06 UTC on March 16, the center of Tropical Cyclone “Herold” was located about 440 km (270 miles) E of Antalaha, Madagascar.

The storm was moving SSE at 16 km/h (10 mph) with maximum sustained winds of 148 km/h (92 mph) and gusts to 185 km/h (115 mph), according to the Joint Typhoon Weather Center (JTWC). It is expected to have a limited impact on Mauritius as it passes by the island on March 17.

Herold inundated the northeastern part of Madagascar, affecting the cities of Maroantsetra and Antalaha the most. While it did not make landfall, it passed near the Malagasy coast, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that lasted for days.

In Maroantsetra, more than 3 095 people were affected by flooding. 13 out of the 20 communes in the district were submerged in water, including Mahavelona, Andranofotsy, and the worst-hit Anjanazana, where floodwaters reached up to 2 m (6.6 feet). Winds up to 194 km/h (120 mph) hit the islands.

According to the National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC), one man drowned after trying to save a cow from his herd.

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At 16:06 UTC on March 16, Herold had maximum sustained winds of 148 km/h (92 mph), and gusts to 185 km/h (115 mph).

Meteorologists from La Chaine Meteor said Herold has passed off the coast of Reunion Islands with enough distance, sparing the islands of strong winds. However, about 3 to 4 m (9.8 to 13.1 feet) of waves may still occur.

Herold is expected to pass approximately 200 km (124 miles) north-northeast of Mauritius on Tuesday, March 17, with limited impacts. However, in the event of a south-southeast turn, it may pose a threat to the island. 

According to forecasts, the wind will blow from the east-southeast at a speed of 20 km/h (12 mph), intensifying in the afternoon with gusts to 60 km/h (37 mph). The storm is also likely to head towards the Rodrigues Islands.

Herold inundated the northeastern part of Madagascar, affecting the cities of Maroantsetra and Antalaha the most. While it did not make landfall, it passed near the Malagasy coast, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that lasted for days.

In Maroantsetra, more than 3 095 people were affected by flooding. 13 out of the 20 communes in the district were submerged in water, including Mahavelona, Andranofotsy, and the worst-hit Anjanazana, where floodwaters reached up to 2 m (6.6 feet). Winds up to 194 km/h (120 mph) hit the islands.

According to the National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC), one man drowned after trying to save a cow from his herd.

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