Saturday, February 27, 2010

 

8.8 QUAKE IN CHILE-7.7 TSUNAMI AROUND THE WORLD

1/3RD OF SHIPS DESTROYED

REVELATION 8:8-9
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

I BELIEVE THIS WILL BE A NUKE THROWN IN THE SEA THAT WILL SET OFF A WORLD TSUNAMI AND DESTROY 1/3RD OF THE SHIPS OF THE SEA AND COASTLAND AREA LAND WORLDWIDE.BUT THE BIBLE PREDICTS A WORLD TSUNAMI.

ANGEL 4 TO DR DOCTORIAN
In other parts, flooding. Foundations shall be shaken. My sword shall judge the unrighteous and the bloodthirsty.So many earthquakes shall happen that rivers shall flow different directions in the continent, flooding many villages.

I saw great pieces falling from the sky over different parts of Africa.There shall be trembling of the earth like has not been seen since the creation. None shall escape the sword of the Lord.I saw the River Nile drying up. It is the god of Egypt.Fishes dead and stinking all over Egypt.A great part of the middle of Africa will be covered with water - millions dying. Lord, I said, It is all bad news. All destruction.

FIFTH ANGEL TO DR DOCTORIAN
Then I saw the last angel flying over North and South America - all the way from the North Pole down to Argentina.From the east of the U.S.A. to California. I saw in his hand a bowl. The angel said he would pour out over these countries the judgments that were in the bowl. Then I heard the angel say, No justice anymore.

No righteousness. No holiness. Idolatry. Materialism. Drunkenness. Bondage of sin.
Shedding of innocent blood - millions of babies being killed before they are born. Families are broken. An adulterous generation. Sodom and Gomorrah is here.The days of Noah are here. False preachers. False prophets. Refusing of my love. Many of them have the imitation of religion,but denying the real power.When I heard all that, I begged the angel,Can you not wait for a little while? Don't pour it.Give a chance
for repentance.The angel said, Many times God has spared and has spoken, but they have not listened. His patience has come to an end.

Beware, the time has come.They have loved money and pleasure more than they have loved Me. As the angel began to pour from the bowl in his hand,I saw tremendous icebergs melting.When that happened I saw floods all over Canada and North America -all the rivers flood; destruction everywhere.I heard the world market collapsing with mighty earthquakes, and New York skyscrapers were tumbling - millions
dying.I saw ships in the ocean sinking.I heard explosions all over the north country.I saw the angel pouring over Mexico and two oceans joining together- the Atlantic and the Pacific. A great part of north Brazil covered with water, the Amazon River turning into a great sea.

Forests destroyed and flooded. Major cities in Brazil destroyed; earthquakes in many places. As the angel poured, great destruction took place in Chile and Argentina as never before. The whole world was shaking. Then I heard the angel say, This will happen in a very short time.I said, Can't you postpone? Don't pour these things out all over the globe. And suddenly I saw the five angels standing around the globe lifting up their hands and their wings towards heaven and saying, All glory to the Lord of heaven and earth. Now the time has come and He will glorify His Son. The earth shall be burned and destroyed. All things shall pass away. The new Heaven and New Earth shall come. God shall destroy the works of the devil forever. I shall show My power - how I will protect My children in the midst of all this destruction.

EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

EARTHQUAKES

MATTHEW 24:7-8
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

MARK 13:8
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

LUKE 21:11
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

A 8.8 QUAKE HAS OCCURED IN SANTIAGO CHILE.AFTERSHOCKS OF AS HIGH AS 6.2 HAVE OCCURED.122 PEOPLE CONFIRMED DEAD ALREADY.AND THE WORLD IS ON ALERT AS A 7 FEET 7 INCH TSNAMI IS GOING AROUND THE WORLD AS A RESULT OF THIS GIGANTIC QUAKE.ITS 10:40 AM SAT FEB 27,10

AREAS OF THE WORLD TO WATCH CLOSELY FOR TSUNAMI ACTION ARE HAWAII 6,700 MILES FROM CHILE,SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA,EASTER ISLAND,NEW ZEALAND ANND SYDNEY AUSTRALIA,JAPAN,GUAM,AMERICAN SAMOA,POLONESIAN ISLANDS,WESTERN PACIFIC COUNTRIES,PHILLIPEANS AND TAIWAN.BUT EVERYONE STAY OFF THE WORLD OCEANS.THIS QUAKE IS 1,000 TIMES MORE POWERFUL THAN THE HAITI 7.0 QUAKE.THIS ONE IS JUST DEEPER SO WE WILL NOT EXPECT 200,000 DEAD IN THIS QUAKE.BUT ONE DEAD IS TO MUCH.THE TSUNAMI WAVE IS TRAVELLING 500 MILES AN HOUR AND WILL HIT HAWAII AT 4:11PM EST.THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 10 AFTERSHOCKS AS OF 1PM FEB 27,10 AND THE CHILE PRESIDENT HAS SAID THIS IS A STATE OF CATASTROPHE.

AMERICA ALSO BE ON ALERT IF A TSUNAMI DOES DEVASTATE HAWAII,THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION COULD DEMAND MARTIAL LAW AND TOTAL DICTATORIAL CONTROL OF AMERICA....BE ALERT AMERICA.THIS COULD BE THE DEVASTATION THAT THE OBAMA CZARS COULD IMPLEMENT DICTATORIAL CONTROL.

ITS NOW 1:15PM 125 PEOPLE CONFIRMED DEAD AND 16 AFTERSHOCKS HAVE OCCURED.THE ESTIMATED SIZE OF THE 500 MILE AN HOUR TSUNAMI TO HIT HAWAII IS 5-10 FEET HIGH.TSUNAMIS ARE NOT JUST 1 WAVE,YOU MIGHT HAVE 1-5 MINUTES LATER OR AN HOUR LATER.THIS CAN GO ON FOR HOURS,SO THE DANGER OF DEATHS FROM THE RAGINIG SEAS OF THESE TSUNAMIS WILL LINGER FOR HOURS.PRAY GOD(KING JESUS)WILL PROTECT THESE COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD FROM DESTRUCTION.137 CONFIRMED DEAD AND CLIMBING.

ELECTRCITY IS OFF AS OF 1:45PM IN SATAIAGO AND OBAMA WILL BE TALKING TO THE WORLD ANY MOMENT NOW,NOT AT 2PM LIKE SCHEDUALED.ABOUT THE DICTATORSHIP WARNING I WARNED ABOUT EARLIER WE NOW GOT A STATEMENT FROM FEMA:FEMA STANDS READY TO ASSIST SHOULD A REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE BE MADE,AND DOES HAVE PRE-DEPLOYED ASSETS IN HAWAII,INCLUDING FOOD,WATER,GENERATORS AND OTHER RESOURCES.WE URGE ALL INDIVIDUALS TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTION PROVIDED BY LOCAL OFFICIALS.THE MILITARY IS ON HIGH ALERT TO RESPOND ALLSO THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS.WE WILL SEE WHAT OBAMA SAYS AT HIS CONFERENCE UPDATE ANYTIME NOW.

THIS QUAKE-TSUNAMI IS CALLED MEGA THRUST LIKE THE 2004 INDONESIAN QUAKE-TSUNAMI.A 400MILE RADIAS OF 40 AFTERSHOCKS HAVE OCCURED SINCE THE QUAKE OCCURED AT 3:34AM CHILE TIME.TS NOW 2:46PM EST WHEN I AM UPDATING THIS REPORT.IN 1964 WHEN THE 9.5 QUAKE OCCURED IN CHILE A TSUNAMI WENT TO HAWAII AND DESTROYED LOTS OF BOATS-SHIPS JUST LIKE REVELATION 8:8-9 SAYS WILL OCCUR IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE,SO HAWAII BRACE YOURSELVES FOR LOSING YOUR BOATS.ITS INTERESTING THAT OBAMA WHO CLAIMS TO BE BORN IN HAWAII WHAT I DON'T THINK SO MYSELF IS WERE THIS TSUNAMI IS HEADING.

A REPORT HAS IT THAT A 15 STORY APARTMENT BUILDING IN CONCEPTION HAS COLLAPSED AS A RESULT OF THE QUAKE AND A JAIL WAS PARTIALLY DESTROYED AND A RIOT OCCURED AND INMATES ESCAPED,REPORTS HAVE IT THEY CAUGHT 28 OF THE ESCAPEES.ITS NOW 3:33PM THE TSUNAMI WILL BE CLOSE TO HAWAII NOW.

WORST QUAKES
2010-7.0 QUAKE IN HAITI-222,000 AND CLIMBING KILLED.
1976-TANGSHAN QUAKE-250,000 KILLED.
2004-INDONESIA QUAKE-TSUNAMI-228,000 KILLED.
2008-7.9 QUAKE IN CHINA-87,000 KILLED.
2005-QUAKE-INDIA-PAKISTAN-79,000 KILLED.

ITS 6:50PM THE WAVES ONLY WENT TO 3 FEET IN HAWAII AND THE TSUNAMI ALERT HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN LIFTED FOR HAWAII.THE WORLD DODGED THE BULLET THIS TIME.GOD STILL HAS A HEDGE OF PERTECTION ON AMERICA EVEN THOUGH OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HATE HIM SO MUCH.

Updated February 27, 2010 How Earthquakes and Tsunamis Can Happen
By Andrea Thompson- LiveScience


Earthquakes and tsunamis can often go hand-in-hand. Here's how they work.

An evacuation sign in Chile. #paulogustavo tweets that Chile is prepared for catastrophe after multiple earthquake struck Viña del Mar in 1983.Earthquakes and tsunamis, such as the powerful quake that occurred Saturday in Chile and the wave it generated, can often go hand-in-hand.Tsunamis, which can travel over the ocean surface from many hundreds of miles, can be generated when chunks of the planet's crust separate under the seafloor, causing an earthquake. Saturday's temblor was put at magnitude 8.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that a wave of nearly eight feet hit parts of Chile, and much of the rest of the Pacific is under a tsunami warning.Here's what happens: One slab of lifting crust essentially rapidly acts as a giant paddle, transferring its energy to the water.Tsunamis can also be caused by volcanic eruptions, underwater detonations and even landslides.The resulting waves are hard to predict for several reasons. Nobody knows how a quake has affected the seafloor until hours, days or even months after the event. And a tsunami is almost imperceptible on the open ocean, rising to full ferocity only as it nears the shore.

While more tsunami-sensing buoys cover the ocean than before the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, these waves can still be missed.Not all seafloor earthquakes will generate a tsunami — if the friction between the crustal plates occurs very deep below the ocean floor or move in a way that causes a minimal paddle effect, a tsunami isn't as likely to form.The 2004 quake just off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, was colossal, eventually put at magnitude 9.3. But an 8.7-magnitude earthquake in 2005 that originated at the same location, while large enough to generate a devastating tsunami, scientists say, did not do so. The exact reasons remain mysterious.The 2004 tsunami, and those spurred by the 9.2-magnitude Great Alaska Earthquake in 1964, were examples of teletsunamis, which can cross entire oceans.Several devastating tsunamis have occurred throughout recorded history, including one that leveled Lisbon, Portugal in 1755 and one generated by the explosion of Krakatoa in Indonesia that drowned an estimated 36,000 people.Except for the largest tsunamis, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean event, most tsunamis do not result in giant breaking waves; instead they come in much like very strong and fast-moving tides, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. As a tsunami nears the shoreline, the rising seafloor forces a wave that might have been just inches tall into a monster that can be several feet high.The Pacific Ocean basin is particularly prone to tsunamis; a study earlier this year found that the tsunami risk to the west coast of the United States was higher than previously thought.

Huge quake hits Chile; tsunami threatens Pacific By ROBERTO CANDIA and EVA VERGARA, Associated Press Writer – SAT FEB 27,10 10aM

TALCA, Chile – A devastating earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, toppling homes, collapsing bridges and plunging trucks into the fractured earth. A tsunami set off by the magnitude-8.8 quake threatened every nation around the Pacific Ocean — roughly a quarter of the globe.Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma said the most powerful quake to hit the country in a half-century killed at least 82 people, but the death toll was rising quickly.In the town of Talca, just 65 miles (105 kilometers) from the epicenter, Associated Press journalist Roberto Candia said it felt as if a giant had grabbed him and shaken him.The town's historic center, filled with buildings of adobe mud and straw, largely collapsed, though most of those were businesses that were not inhabited during the 3:34 a.m. (1:34 a.m. EST, 0634 GMT) quake. Neighbors pulled at least five people from the rubble while emergency workers, themselves disoriented, asked for information from reporters.Many roads were destroyed, and electricity, water and phone lines were cut to many areas — meaning there was no word of death or damage from many outlying areas.In the Chilean capital of Santiago, 200 miles (325 kilometers) northeast of the epicenter, a car dangled from a collapsed overpass, the national Fine Arts Museum was badly damaged and an apartment building's two-story parking lot pancaked, smashing about 50 cars whose alarms rang incessantly.Experts warned that a tsunami could strike anywhere in the Pacific, and Hawaii could face its largest waves since 1964 starting at 11:19 a.m. (4:19 p.m. EST, 2119 GMT), according to Charles McCreery, director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Tsunami waves were likely to hit Asian, Australian and New Zealand shores within 24 hours of the earthquake. The U.S. West Coast and Alaska, too, were threatened.A huge wave swept into a populated area in the Robinson Crusoe Islands, 410 miles (660 kilometers) off the Chilean coast, President Michelle Bachelet said, but there were no immediate reports of major damage.Bachelet had no information on the number of people injured. She declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile.We have had a huge earthquake, with some aftershocks, she said from an emergency response center. She said Chile has not asked for assistance from other countries, and urged Chileans not to panic.The system is functioning. People should remain calm. We're doing everything we can with all the forces we have. Any information we will share immediately, she said.Powerful aftershocks rattled Chile's coast — 24 of them magnitude 5 or greater and one reaching magnitude 6.9 — the U.S. Geological Survey reported.In Santiago, modern buildings are built to withstand earthquakes, but many older ones were heavily damaged, including the Nuestra Senora de la Providencia church, whose bell tower collapsed. A bridge just outside the capital also collapsed, and at least one car flipped upside down.

Several hospitals were evacuated due to earthquake damage, Bachelet said.

Santiago's airport will remain closed for at least 24 hours, airport director Eduardo del Canto said. The passenger terminal suffered major damage, he told Chilean television in a telephone interview. TV images show smashed windows, partially collapsed ceilings and pedestrian walkways destroyed.Santiago's subway was shut as well and hundreds of buses were trapped at a terminal by a damaged bridge, Transportation and Telecommunications Minister told Chilean television. He urged Chileans to make phone calls or travel only when absolutely necessary.Candia was visiting his wife's 92-year-old grandmother in Talca when the quake struck. Everything was falling — chests of drawers, everything, he said.I was sleeping with my 8-year-old son Diego and I managed to cover his head with a pillow. It was like major turbulence on an airplane.In Concepcion, 70 miles (115 kilometers) from the epicenter, nurses and residents pushed the injured through the streets on stretchers. Others walked around in a daze wrapped in blankets, some carrying infants in their arms. Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city, is 60 miles (95 kilometers) from the ski town of Chillan, a gateway to Andean ski resorts that was destroyed in a 1939 earthquake. The quake also shook buildings in Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires, 900 miles (1,400 kilometers) away on the Atlantic side of South America. Marco Vidal, a program director for Grand Circle Travel who was traveling with a group of 34 Americans, was on the 19th floor of the Crown Plaza Santiago hotel when the quake struck. All the things start to fall. The lamps, everything, was going on the floor, he said.I felt terrified.Cynthia Iocono, from Linwood, Pennsylvania, said she first thought the quake was a train. But then I thought, Oh, there's no train here. And then the lamps flew off the dresser and my TV flew off onto the floor and crashed.

The quake struck after concert-goers had left South America's leading music festival in the coastal city of Vina del Mar, but it caught partiers leaving a disco. It was very bad. People were screaming. Some people were running, others appeared paralyzed. I was one of them, Julio Alvarez told Radio Cooperativa. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center called for urgent action to protect lives and property in Hawaii, which is among 53 nations and territories subject to tsunami warnings. Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter and could also be a threat to more distant coasts,the warning center said. It did not expect a tsunami along the west of the U.S. or Canada. The largest earthquake ever recorded struck the same area of Chile on May 22, 1960. The magnitude-9.5 quake killed 1,655 people and left 2 million homeless. The tsunami that it caused killed people in Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines and caused damage to the west coast of the United States.

Hawaii under tsunami warning By Jaymes Song, Associated Press Writer – 9:30AM FEB 27,10

EWA BEACH, Hawaii – Hawaii braced Saturday for a potentially damaging tsunami, after a massive earthquake off Chile sent waves across the Pacific Ocean.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning — its highest alert — for Hawaii, where incoming waves could cause damage along the coastlines across the island chain. A warning was also in effect for Guam, American Samoa and dozens of other Pacific islands.The first waves were expected to arrive in Hawaii at 11:19 a.m. Saturday (4:19 p.m. EST).A lower-grade tsunami advisory was in effect for the coast of California and an Alaskan coastal area from Kodiak to Attu islands. Authorities in Australia did not issue a warning, but asked residents to stay away from the coast.The Ewa Beach, Hawaii-based center called for urgent action to protect lives and property in Hawaii, which is among 53 nations and territories subject to tsunami warnings.The main thing is we want everyone to take this event seriously, said Charles McCreery, director of the center.McCreery said he didn't know how big the waves will be, but he expected them to be the largest to hit Hawaii since 1964.The state planned to sound warning sirens statewide at 6 a.m. to alert residents and tourists of the incoming tsunami, said Shelly Ichishita, spokeswoman for state civil defense.

People in coastal areas, such as tourist-filled Waikiki, will then be instructed on a possible evacuation. The sirens will also be sounded again three hours prior to the estimated arrival time.If you're in an evacuation zone, police or civil defense volunteers would instruct you to evacuate, or instructions will come out over the radio and TV, she said.If coastal areas are evacuated, visitors in Waikiki would be moved to higher floors in their hotels, rather than moved out of the tourist district, which could cause gridlock.Ichishita said people who are not in evacuation zones to stay away from coastal areas.Despite the incoming waves, the state was calm through the night with no signs of panic.We've got a lot of things going for us, McCreery said. We have a reasonable lead time. The evacuation should all take place during daylight hours, and wave impact should be during daylight hours.We should be able to alert everyone in harm's way to move out of the evacuation zones.Barry Hirschon, also of the Tsunami center, said the advisory for the California coast and parts of Alaska was the agency's lowest level alert.It's a heads up that there's been a tsunami event and it could affect the coasts later, Hirschon told CNN. I don't think it will be updated to a warning.The largest earthquake ever recorded struck the same area of Chile in 1960. The deadly wave that it caused raced across the Pacific and hit the Hilo area of the Big Island, where 61 people were killed.
Associated Press writers Mark Niesse in Honolulu and Kristen Gelineau in Sydney contributed to this report.

Chile quake spawns tsunami, threatens Pacific Rim By JAYMES SONG, Associated Press Writer – 10:45AM FEB 27,10

EWA BEACH, Hawaii – A tsunami threatened nations around the Pacific Rim on Saturday, with an 8.8-magnitude earthquake off Chile sending potentially deadly waves across the ocean as fast as a jetliner.A tsunami warning — the highest alert level — was issued for Hawaii, where emergency officials planned to wake residents with sirens alerting them to the impending waves. Even before daybreak, lines formed at supermarkets with residents stocking up on water, canned food and batteries. Cars lined up 15 deep at several gas stations.The first waves were expected at 11:19 a.m. Saturday (4:19 p.m. EST). Most Pacific Rim nations, awaiting further data, did not order evacuations but advised people in low-lying areas to be on the lookout.

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa told the Ecuavisa channel that a tsunami has passed the Galapagos Islands, causing a swell but no damage.Unlike other tsunamis in recent years, emergency officials along the Pacific have hours to prepare and possibly evacuate residents.We've got a lot of things going for us, said Charles McCreery, the director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, which issues warnings to almost every country around the Pacific Rim and to most of the Pacific island states.We have a reasonable lead time.We should be able to alert everyone in harm's way to move out of the evacuation zones, he said.A warning was also in effect for Guam, American Samoa and dozens of other Pacific islands.A lower-grade tsunami advisory was in effect for the coast of California and an Alaskan coastal area from Kodiak to Attu islands. Tsunami Center officials said they did not expect the advisory would be upgraded to a warning.Waves were likely to hit Asian, Australian and New Zealand shores within 24 hours of Saturday's quake.After the sirens are sounded in Hawaii, people in coastal areas, such as tourist-filled Waikiki, would then be instructed on a possible evacuation. The sirens will also be sounded again three hours prior to the estimated arrival time.McCreery said he didn't know how big the waves will be, but expected them to be the largest to hit Hawaii since 1964.

If you're in an evacuation zone, police or civil defense volunteers would instruct you to evacuate, or instructions will come out over the radio and TV, said Shelly Ichishita, spokeswoman for the state's civil defense.If coastal areas are evacuated, visitors in Waikiki would be moved to higher floors in their hotels, rather than moved out of the tourist district, which could cause gridlock.Some Pacific nations in the warning area were heavily damaged by a tsunami last year.On Sept. 29, a tsunami spawned by a magnitude-8.3 earthquake killed 34 people in American Samoa, 183 in Samoa and nine in Tonga. Scientists later said that wave was 46 feet (14 meters) high.Past South American earthquakes have had deadly effects across the Pacific.A tsunami after a magnitude-9.5 quake that struck Chile in 1960, the largest earthquake ever recorded, killed about 140 people in Japan, 61 in Hawaii and 32 in the Philippines. That tsunami was about 3.3 to 13 feet (one to four meters) in height, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. Japanese public broadcaster NHK quoted earthquake experts as saying the tsunami would likely be tens of centimeters (inches) high and reach Japan in about 22 hours. A tsunami of 28 centimeters (11 inches) was recorded after a magnitude-8.4 earthquake near Chile in 2001. The Meteorological Agency said it was still investigating the likelihood of a tsunami in Japan and did not issue a formal coastal warning.

Australia, meanwhile, was put on a tsunami watch.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning Saturday night for a potential tsunami threat to New South Wales state, Queensland state, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Any potential wave would not hit Australia until Sunday morning local time, it said. The Philippine Institute of Vulcanology and Seismology issued a low-level alert saying people should await further notice of a possible tsunami. It did not recommend evacuations. Seismologist Fumihiko Imamura, of Japan's Tohoku University, told NHK that residents near ocean shores should not underestimate the power of a tsunami even though they may be generated by quakes on the other side of the ocean. There is the possibility that it could reach Japan without losing its strength,he said. Associated Press writers Mark Niesse in Honolulu, Kristen Gelineau in Sydney and Eric Talmadge in Tokyo contributed to this report.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 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;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 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.

Northeast storm's wake: Nearly 600k without power By CHRIS CAROLA and GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press Writers – 10:25AM FEB 27,10

ALBANY, N.Y. – Utility crews pushed through deep drifting snow and fallen trees Saturday to restore electricity to homes and businesses that lost power during a slow-moving winter storm that pounded the Northeast with heavy snow, rain and hurricane-force winds.Nearly every state in the region was left to deal with the fallout of powerful, gusting winds that created near-blizzard conditions areas that now have faced three strong storms this month. Parts of New York got more than two feet of snow while some areas of coastal New England got drenched with flooding rains.The highest wind reported was 91 mph off the coast of Portsmouth, N.H. — well above hurricane force of 74 mph. Gusts also hit 60 mph or more from the mountains of West Virginia to New York's Long Island and Massachusetts.More than 1 million customers lost power because of the storm, and as of Saturday morning nearly 600,000 were still without electricity from Pennsylvania to Maine. New Hampshire's electrical grid was the hardest hit, with more than a quarter-million customers without power. New York had more than 170,000 outages and Maine about 75,000.

Utility crews were hindered by uprooted trees and fallen utility poles.

Michael Wiewel was one of thousands of residents of Kennebunkport, Maine, who were left without electricity. He heard a loud boom from the transformer across the street early Friday and then his lights went out. A short time later, a 50-foot poplar in his yard crashed down on the roof above his bed where and he and his wife were sleeping.It sounded like a bomb going off, he said.Across the street from Wiewel's house, a large tree crashed onto the roof of another home but left a vintage Corvette unscathed.New York's Ulster County, a region the size of Rhode Island wedged between the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River, took a pounding.

Art Snyder, director of emergency management for Ulster County, said the region's primary utility, Central Hudson, faced its largest storm in its 100-year history.The stormy weather affected all forms of travel Friday. More than 1,000 flights were canceled, bus service across northern New Jersey was knocked out and roads from Ohio to West Virginia to Maine were closed. State troopers used snowmobiles to reach motorists stranded for hours on an eastern New York highway.It was wind and rain rather than snow that wreaked havoc in Maine. Southern parts of the state were hit with more than 8 inches of rain, and some beachfront streets were turned into rivers. In Massachusetts, strong wind and rain sent waves crashing over seawalls in coastal communities.Areas to the south dealt with the third heavy snowfall this month. Monroe, N.Y., received 31 inches, and New York City got 20.9 inches in Central Park, pushing the February total to 36.9 and making it the snowiest month in the city's history. The previous high monthly total recorded in Central Park was 30.5 inches in March 1896, and the previous high for the month of February was 27.9 in 1934.Friday's storm also made February the snowiest month ever for New Brunswick, N.J.; it has gotten 37 inches so far. This had already been the snowiest winter for Philadelphia and Atlantic City, N.J., before the latest storm dropped another 4 to 5 inches by midmorning Friday.Eva Vergara reported from Santiago, Chile. Associated Press Television News cameraman Mauricio Cuevas in Santiago and AP writer Sandy Kozel in Washington contributed to this story.



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