TERESOPOLIS, Brazil – Walls of earth and water swept away homes in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro, wiping out families and leaving survivors scrambling Thursday to reach still-trapped neighbors.
At least 355 people died in three Rio state towns after slides hit at about 3 a.m. Wednesday, and at least 50 people were still missing, officials said. Another 34 people had already died in floods and slides since Christmas in southeastern Brazil.
Morgues in the cities were full and bodies covered in blankets were laid out in streets.
Officials said the area hit by slides had seen 10 inches (26 centimeters) of rain in less than 24 hours. More rain, possibly heavy at times, is forecast through the weekend.
BRISBANE, Australia- Floods left parts of Australia’s third-biggest city on Thursday looking like a war zone in need of years of reconstruction, the state premier said, while fresh threats loomed with a cyclone forecast offshore.
The floods across the state of Queensland have killed at least 19 people, 12 of whom died in the Toowoomba area inland, and 61 were missing, the state government said.
Large parts of Brisbane have become muddy lakes, with an entire waterfront cafe among the debris washing down the Brisbane River, a torrent that has flooded 12,000 homes in the city of 2 million and left 118,000 buildings without power.
SRI LANKA– Flooding in Sri Lanka has forced more than one million people out of their homes, the government said Thursday as it began distributing emergency food, clothing and bedding.
At least 23 people have died during a week of monsoon floods, with the centre and east of the island worst hit by rising water levels and mudslides.
SYDNEY – A strong earthquake hit the waters off a French territory in the South Pacific early Friday. A widespread tsunami was not expected.
TOKYO. Japan– A strong 6.5 magnitude quake struck off southern Japan Thursday but no destructive tsunami was generated, the US Geological Survey said.
MANILA Philippine– Sustained heavy rain and floods in the central and southern Philippines have killed 42 people and damaged crops and infrastructure worth more than 1 billion pesos ($23 million), disaster officials said on Thursday.
ITALY– Mount Etna, came back to life on Wednesday, erupting for two hours on the southern Italian island of Sicily. According to The Associated Press, the volcano spewed a cloud of ash into the air and sent a stream of lava down its slopes. At the time of this writing, no one was injured in the eruption and no damage has been reported.
Source: Yahoo News
Countries can continue to live in denial, but Jesus Christ gave us the signs to look to, before his coming.
By reading the Word of Christ that hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and rainstorms are happening is not surprising. The article, my sister in Christ Sue wrote up (To read click here) regarding the death of birds are an end time bible sign. For the Word of Christ, said that this and much more will all occur, prior to his coming.
Luke 21 verse 25-26
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
But truthfully, to continue to live in denial by not accepting Jesus Christ means an eternity of gnashing of teeth is what awaits you.
Luke 13 verses 28 to 30:
“There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”
You have nothing to lose, and gain a Glorious Gift by accepting Jesus Christ as Your Savior.
Romans 6: 23
For the wages of sin is DEATH; but the GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Written by: Gloria