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Now Flooding From Tropical Storm Lee Swallows Other States

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 20:29 PM
September 9, 2011

 Pennsylvania has joined New York and Vermont with overwhelming flooding caused by rains from Tropical Storm Lee pushing residents into evacuation centers and destroying the towns they lived in.  Other states, including New York,  New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, etc. along Lee’s drenching pathway were also affected.  And towns in some of those areas were still trying to clean up from Hurricane Irene’s flooding waters.
 Workers from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) report that 100 different locals in the Northeast set record flood levels from Hurricane Irene.  Now from Tropical Storm Lee’s rains, 26 of 98 USGS river and stream monitors also set records of major flooding.  And Tom Graziano, head of Hydrologic Services at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration claims that many streams in these various states now show the highest flow levels ever recorded.

 In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania some 70,000 people were forced to evacuate from their homes.  The Associated Press reports that countless roads and highways were closed there.  Moreover, Lee has killed at least 12 people, and threats of sickness loom from germs lurking in overrun sewer systems. 

 Last night, rushing waters from the Susquehanna River crested above 40 feet and its levee systems were severely threatened.  The swollen River also forced people from their homes in Binghamton, New York, where some 20,000 people were forced to evacuate.  That city’s mayor said that it was the worse flooding to hit that city in some 60 years.  In small Pennsylvania towns––i.e. West Pittston, Plymouth Township, Bloomsburg, Plains Township, Hummelstown, and Harrisburg, etc.––not protected by levees, hundreds of homes remain completely under water.

 However, health officials are now most concerned about the diseases that will come from germ polluted flood waters.  Tom Corbett, Governor of Pennsylvania, raised concerned about “a public health emergency because sewage treatment plants are underwater and no longer working.”  He pleads with people to stay out of the water.

 The crime of it is, unless people are avid internet readers, they will not get this information from mainstream media, which is more concerned with fake political debates, overseas media moguls, and scattered foreign wars.  And yet, as I have begged in my last two blogs, it is the American people who now must have the nation’s time and attention.  Will it take massive disease outbreaks from these floods for politicians and television press outlets to admit that the nation must address Global Warming as the underlying reason for these horrendous storms?  Bible prophecy makes clear, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29: 18).  Pray that our national leaders focus on the most important vision for this hour.  Only then can they protect the American people!

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