Devastating Floods and Landslides: Nov 2011
(Nov 28) At least eight people were reported dead, about 700 houses had been destroyed and thousands had been left displaced in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa following last night’s heavy downpour – rainfall this month is almost double its average. Read more HERE.
(Nov 25) Heavy rains and gale force winds have killed at least 14 people and left more than 30 fishermen mising in southern Sri Lanka. Nearly 1,500 homes were damaged, with most of them losing their roofs. Sri Lanka depends on monsoon rains for irrigation and power generation, but the seasonal downpours frequently cause death and property damage. (Source)
(Nov 27) Wild weather hits Northwestern part of Australia as floodwaters rise in northern New South Wales. Read more HERE.
(Nov 27) Extreme weather and flooding are expected to affect most parts of British Columbia, Canada throughout the weekend. Extreme avalanche warnings have been issued for several places. Read more HERE.
(Nov 26) Heavy rains along with gusting winds that lashed the southern coastal areas of Sri Lanka killed 17 people and left 33 fishermen missing. Read more HERE.
(Nov 26) The worst floods in 50 years that left Thailand submerged under floods last month killing more than 600 people have finally started to recede, exposing the full devastation to the country’s industry. Shown here: A Honda factory in Ayutthaya province with thousands of rusted vehicles, making the plant look more like a dump yard than an auto factory. Read more HERE.
(Nov 25) Floods have started to ravage parts of southern Thailand, with residents there joining their countrymen in Bangkok and beyond struggling with the effects of high water. Thailand’s flood crisis has received extensive media coverage, especially as the waters inch toward central Bangkok, but less attention has been paid to its much poorer neighbors, where many rural families still waiting for water levels to drop have received little or no aid from their governments or international organizations. Read more HERE.
(Nov 23) The death toll from floods that affect Colombia since September has increased to 108. In recent weeks, heavy downpours triggered landslides causing road closures in several parts of the country, affecting in particular the central and south-western states. Read more HERE.
(Nov 19) About 1.8 million people across Cambodia and Vietnam are currently suffering a silent misery from the worst flooding in a decade. At least 250 people and countless livestock have died in Cambodia. Remote villages have been left in waist- to chest-high waters for up to three months, with three-quarters of the entire country swamped and 1.6 million people – about 1 in 10 – affected. The situation has started improving in Vietnam, but nearly 175,000 people there are still struggling in the southern Mekong Delta, where about 90 percent of the more than 80 people killed were children, according to the United Nations. Read more HERE.
An estimated 20 million people across Southeast Asia have been affected by flooding since June. Most are in Thailand, but the Philippines was slammed with back-to-back typhoons in October, and tiny, landlocked Laos was hit by cyclones in July and August. Myanmar also is experiencing flooding, though the extent is unclear because little information has been released from the secretive country. Local media there reported some 30,000 people were hit by flash floods last month that killed more than 160.
“This year’s been a freak event,” said a U.N. spokeswoman. “It’s not like a tsunami or a hurricane where after a couple of days the immediate crisis has ended and you’re into recovery. Here, you’re weeks or months in water and it just keeps escalating.” (Source)
(Nov 19) Flooding has persisted in central Jakarta in Indonesia. In some places, flooding of this kind has been going on since last March according to a resident. Read more HERE.
(Nov 12) Vietnamese officials say flooding has killed 100 people and left two others missing — mostly in southern Vietnam, which is suffering its worst floods in a decade. Read more HERE.
(Nov 11) The recent flash flooding that hit the south coast of West Sumatera in Indonesia has killed 8 people and of the 52,123 people who were forced to flee their homes, some 5,000 people remain displaced. Read more HERE.
(Nov 11) About 30,000 people fled from their houses after floods submerged several towns in Davao del Norte, the Philippines. Read more HERE.
(Nov 10) The Australian State of Victoria Emergency Service responded to more than 1000 calls for help overnight after one of the wildest storms to lash the state this year. SES rescuers responded to cases of flash flooding, golf ball hail damage, people trapped in cars, unroofed homes and fallen trees. Read more HERE.
(Nov 8) Severe thunderstorms across Sydney, Australia have disrupted flights in and out of the city’s airport and caused traffic chaos. About 20,000 homes and businesses are also without power due to the storms. Read more HERE.
(Nov 6) Heavy rain and flooding hit Marseille in Southern France, hundreds of people have been evacuated, three killed in flood-related accidents and 12 regions still on alert. Read more HERE.
(Nov 6) Heavy rains and flooding in Pakistan’s southeastern Sindh province have killed some 226 people in September and flood survivors are witnessing an increase in the number of deaths from the disaster. Read more HERE.
(Nov 5) Thailand’s worst flooding in half a century has affected more than a third of the country’s provinces and killed almost 450 people nationwide. It has been spreading across Bangkok’s north and west for more than a week, and officials have been struggling to protect the economically vital center of the city of 9 million people. Read more HERE.
(Nov 4) Torrential rains lashed Genoa and Italy’s western coastline again Friday, triggering flash floods that killed at least six people as raging water uprooted trees and swept cars and furniture through the streets. Read more HERE.
(Nov 6) A landslide caused by heavy rains left 14 people dead and dozens more missing in northwest Colombia on Saturday, a Red Cross official said. “We are talking about an average of 60 people missing. This could be a bit speculative, but the number is high.” Read more HERE.
(Nov 8) Last week, Oman was hit by Cyclone Keila which left 14 people dead and Oman under nearly 2 meters of water in some places. Now, the country is about to be hit again with Cyclone 4- the fourth such cyclone to form in the Arabian Sea this year. Scientists say airborne pollution from South Asia is helping to brew monster storms in the Arabian Sea that have claimed thousands of lives and cost billions of dollars, say environmental scientists. Read more HERE.
(Nov 3) Various regions of Oman witnessed heavy rainfall causing flooding of usually dry wadis. Some vehicles were washed away by strong currents in the wadi waters and schools remained closed in areas where there was heavy rain. Six deaths were reported. Read more HERE.
(Nov 2) A massive landslide in Barry, South Wales in UK resulted in the collpase of a 60-yard section which witnesses said it sounded like fireworks going off. Shown here are caravans dangling over a 200ft drop. Read more HERE.
Other news (Source)
Panama: Heavy rains caused floods and landslides in the Colón Province, affecting around 2,000 people.
Venezuela: Heavy rains caused the overflowing of rivers, affecting 260 families (1.045 people) in Aragua State (December 1st) and 296 families in the district of Cabimas.
Peru: Since November 2011, floods and landslides have affected hundreds of people and damaged roads, houses, buildings and crop fields in various places.
END TIMES TRUTH
Ezekiel 13:13 “So this is what the Lord GOD says: I will release a windstorm in My wrath. Torrential rain will come in My anger, and hailstones [will fall] in destructive fury.
Yahweh, the Most High God, is all things in creation, including nature so be very clear about Who is behind these disasters.
Job 37:5-7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
5 God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things that we cannot comprehend.
6 For He says to the snow, “Fall to the earth,” and the torrential rains, His mighty torrential rains,
7 serve as His signature to all mankind, so that all men may know His work.