A desperate search is underway for survivors after a giant two-mile wide tornado roared through the suburbs of Oklahoma leaving dozens dead, including seven children who drowned in a pool of water at their school.
Plaza Towers Elementary in Oklahoma City was in the direct path of the giant twister that ravaged Moore on Monday afternoon and today rescuers were combing the debris to find 24 students who went missing after the building took a direct hit during 45 minutes of terror.
Initial reports said as many as 91 people could have been killed in the tragedy, but officials confirmed on Tuesday morning there have been 24 deaths.
They added they fear for as many as 40 others – including 20 children – and expect the death count to rise. At least 240 people are injured – 60 of these children.
Source: Daily Mail
Four fireballs fall over U.S. in 24 hour period
In the last 24 hours the AMS has received confirmed reports about 4 unique fireball events all occurring near 4:00 AM UTC time. The most recent event occurred in Arkansas and Missouri on May 19th near 3:37 UTC. At the same time 3:37 UTC 4 witnesses reported a fireball in Arizona. The distance between these two locations would inhibit witnesses from observing the same fireball from both locations. On May 18th two large fireball meteors were also spotted within an hour of each other, one over the central east coast and another in Colorado.
Source: Before its News
Large earthquake strikes off coast of Chile
The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck off the coast
of Chile. The quake was recorded at 5:49 a.m. local time (EDT; 0949 GMT) Monday,
at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), some 600 kilometers (370 miles)
from the city of Puerto Quellon. No tsunami warning was issued.
Source: Capital Gazette
2 new diseases could both spark global outbreaks
LONDON (AP) — Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have captured the attention of global health officials — a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu spreading in China.
Last week, the coronavirus related to SARS spread to France, where one patient who probably caught the disease in Dubai infected his hospital roommate. Officials are now trying to track down everyone who went on a tour group holiday to Dubai with the first patient as well as all contacts of the second patient. Since it was first spotted last year, the new coronavirus has infected 34 people, killing 18 of them. Nearly all had some connection to the Middle East.
Source: Yahoo News
Signs of the end times are getting worse. With tornadoes being reported in Kansas and other states, earthquake hitting Guatemala and Canada as well, and diseases across the globe, it’s pretty evident to those in the Lord Jesus, that he is near!
There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
It is time we awaken, pray, and preach to those that do not know Christ.
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
Written by: Gloria