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More flooding, it is sobering how many natural disasters we are seeing this year, the devastation is tremendous…

Jesus warned us…

Luke 21:25 (NIV) – “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.”

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Floods and landslides kill at least 86 in Indonesia

At least 86 people are now known to have died in flooding in the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua.

Flash floods and landslides in the Teluk Wondama district have left another 80 people injured and sent thousands into evacuation centres.

Many more are missing after a river burst its banks, triggering a landslide and uprooting trees.

A navy warship has arrived near the disaster area, carrying tents, medical supplies and food.

The sudden flooding caught residents by surprise, officials said, contributing to the high death toll.

Homes washed away

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Six days of blizzards!?!  Wow, I would call that extreme weather, especially this early…

Also has a significant impact on food production…

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NZ – Snow hits farmers big time

Following a reasonably benign winter, the Southland region of New Zealand (NZ) has in the past week been hit by “the worst spring storm in living memory” according to the NZ Herald.

Six days of blizzards have caused deaths among new lambs numbering in the hundreds of thousands, and raised concern over the welfare of ewes yet to lamb.
Besides the effect of the cold weather itself, the continued snowfall has not allowed snow on the ground to thaw, making it much harder for stock to feed.
This makes ewes about to lamb particularly susceptible to metabolic illnesses from a lack of nutrients.
Reportedly, lamb mortality in the area may be as high as 15% for some farmers. With average prices for lambs expected to be around NZ$80/head this season (NZ Herald), the financial loss to NZ producers will be significant, estimated to exceed NZ$50 million (NZ Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry).

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More intense weather on the way (being predicted)…

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Coldest winter in 1,000 years on its way

After the record heat wave this summer, Russia’s weather seems to have acquired a taste for the extreme.

Forecasters say this winter could be the coldest Europe has seen in the last 1,000 years.

The change is reportedly connected with the speed of the Gulf Stream, which has shrunk in half in just the last couple of years. Polish scientists say that it means the stream will not be able to compensate for the cold from the Arctic winds. According to them, when the stream is completely stopped, a new Ice Age will begin in Europe.

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Triple digits during the last month of September?  Extreme weather is everywhere we look.  Places that are usually cool are hot.  Places that are hot are cool.  We have snow already in Montana and  113 in LA…

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113 degrees in downtown? L.A. broils with triple-digit temperatures

The heat wave that has gripped Southern California reached a high point Monday afternoon, with triple-digit temperatures from the coast all the way inland.

As of noon, Weather.com reported that downtown L.A. was broiling at 109 degrees; Santa Monica hit 106, West Hollywood was at 111 and Long Beach was at 107. [Updated at 12:52 p.m.: As of 12:50 p.m.: downtown L.A. had hit 113 degrees, a record high. Stuart Seto, a forecaster for the National Weather Service, said that’s the hottest temperature recorded at the downtown station since record-keeping began in 1877.]

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Frank had felt called to take some time away to pray and spend with the Lord.

He posted this today and I felt it was well worth sharing here.

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The Lord has made me a watchmen for His people and Jesus knows I am pouring out my heart to Him for you all. Sept. 17, 2010

1″The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, speak to your countrymen and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, 3 and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, 4 then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not take warning and the sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head.”  Ezekiel 33:1-4

7 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.”

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