Friday, September 02, 2016
23 MILLION STILL UNDER FLOODING THREAT FROM NOW TROPICAL STORM HERMINE.AFTER BEING A HURRICANE FOR A WHILE.ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOLIDAY.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) 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,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)
THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.
Hermine hammers Florida, leaving thousands without power-[Reuters]-By Letitia Stein-September 2, 2016-YAHOONEWS
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Wind and rain from Hurricane Hermine slammed Florida's northern Gulf Coast before it weakened to a tropical storm and ploughed its way overland toward the Atlantic Coast on Friday.Hermine made landfall early on Friday, bringing heavy rains and packing winds of 80 mph (130 km/h), causing damage and leaving tens of thousands of households without power along Florida's Gulf Coast."It is a mess... we have high water in numerous places," Virgil Sandlin, the police chief in Cedar Key, Florida, told the Weather Channel.Strong gusts downed power lines and trees as widespread flooding inundated communities in Florida before the hurricane weakened into a tropical storm as it reached Georgia and South Carolina, where conditions deteriorated early on Friday morning."The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will continue to cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline," the National Hurricane Center said.The center warned that some areas along Florida's northern Gulf Coast may experience 9 feet (3 m) of flooding.Florida Governor Rick Scott said the storm could lead to deaths and told residents to stay indoors until it had passed.Pasco County reported crews rescued 18 people and brought them to shelters after their homes were flooded in Green Key and Hudson Beach early on Friday."Stay indoors even if it calm outside. The eye of Hermine may be passing through. Let it pass completely before surveying any damage," Governor Scott advised residents in a Twitter post.Hermine became the fourth hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic storm season. By 11 p.m. EDT, maximum winds were listed at 80 mph (130 kph), with hurricane-force winds extending up to 45 miles (75 km) from the storm's center.Hermine could dump as much as 20 inches (51 cm) of rain in some parts of the state. Ocean storm surge could swell as high as 12 feet (3.6 meters).Scott declared a state of emergency in 51 of Florida's 67 counties, and at least 20 counties closed schools.Mandatory evacuations were ordered in parts of five counties in northwestern Florida, with voluntary evacuations in at least three more counties. Twenty emergency shelters were opened across the state for those displaced by the storm."This is life-threatening," Scott told reporters on Thursday.In coastal Franklin County, people were evacuated from barrier islands and low-lying shore areas."Those on higher ground are stocking up and hunkering down," Pamela Brownlee, the county's emergency management director, said.The National Weather Service issued tornado and tropical storm watches and warnings for communities throughout northern Florida and north along Atlantic Coast, where it posed a Labor Day weekend threat for tens of millions of people.On its current path, the storm also could dump as much as 10 inches (25 cm) of rain on coastal areas of Georgia, which was under a tropical storm watch, and the Carolinas. Forecasters warned of "life-threatening" floods and flash floods there.The governors of Georgia and North Carolina on Thursday declared emergencies in affected regions. In South Carolina, the low-lying coastal city of Charleston was handing out sandbags.(Additional reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee, Laila Kearney in New York and Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Editing by Angus MacSwan)
Hurricane Hermine dampens Florida tourism on U.S. holiday weekend-[Reuters]-By Chris Prentice-September 1, 2016-YAHOONEWS
(Reuters) - Before it even made landfall on Thursday, Hurricane Hermine had battered Florida's $89-billion tourism industry, snarling travel, cancelling a country music festival and scaring visitors away at the start of the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend.Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency, closing schools and government offices throughout much of the state as the storm barreled toward its northern Gulf Coast, including the cities of St. Petersburg and Tampa.The hazardous weather is the latest blow to the state's tourism industry, weeks after Florida confirmed cases of the Zika virus on both coasts, which dented travel to the region from expectant mothers and others.Just one pair of guests were sticking out the storm at St. Petersburg's Beach Drive Inn, ahead of the weekend the marks the unofficial end of summer vacations, said innkeeper Jana Kelly."We've had a couple cancellations and a couple rooms leave early. It's not great news, especially when it's a slower time of the year," she said, noting bookings typically pick up for the six-room bed-and-breakfast in October.At the western end of Florida's Gulf Coast, Pensacola's Margaritaville Beach Hotel was about 85 percent full at a time it would normally be sold out, said Jennifer Jackson, the hotel's director of marketing."We have seen some cancellations, but not everyone is bailing," said Jackson.She said the hotel, in an area expected to dodge the worst of the storm, had picked up some last-minute reservations from travelers who were cancelling vacations to cities including Panama City Beach, where organizers of the Gulf Coast Jam country-music festival had just pulled the plug on the three-day event due to begin Friday."Safety is the first concern for our visitors, country music fans and the festival organizers and sponsors," said Panama City Beach Mayor Mike Thomas in a post on the organizers' Facebook page.One in 10 flights into Tallahassee International Airport had been canceled as of Thursday afternoon, according to FlightAware.com. Major airlines including American Airlines and United Airlines offered fee waivers to travelers heading to or from airports in Florida as well as elsewhere in the southeastern United States.Hotels in Tampa also saw cancellations, with some offering special discounts to travelers marooned by the storm, said Cristina Duschek, spokesperson for the Visit Tampa Bay tourism board."The upside is that some people are staying longer in town to get through the storm," Duschek said in a phone interview.British student Domenico Zappala was ready to cool his heels in Miami International Airport waiting for a flight home to London."If it gets canceled or delayed, I'll just stick at the airport," Zappala said in an electronic message.(Reporting by Chris Prentice in New York; additional reporting by Amy Tennery; Editing by Scott Malone and David Gregorio)
Gaston weakens to tropical storm: NHC-[Reuters]-September 2, 2016-YAHOONEWS
(Reuters) - Gaston weakened to a tropical storm and was approaching the Western Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said on Friday.Gaston, formerly a hurricane, was located about 315 miles (505 km) west of Faial Island in the Central Azores and was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster added.(Reporting By Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru, Editing by Angus MacSwan)
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