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Fires Here, Storms There––Colorado [& U.S.] Federal Emergencies!

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 1:19 AM
July 1, 2012

       The President is ‘shocked’ to see the destruction of the fires in Colorado Springs with a second person found dead in the flames and more deaths expected there; fires have destroyed 160 structures in Utah and 60 homes in Idaho; a freak storm darkens the East Coast; some parts of the U.S. record the highest temperatures ever––and few ‘experts’ connect the dots to Global Warming.

According to Agence France-Presse writing for, “A shocked U. S. President Barack Obama on Friday toured ‘heartbroken’ Colorado neighborhoods torched by rampaging wildfires, viewing charred homes and cars melted by intense heat.”  The President has declared the area a federal disaster, releasing more funds and other resources for the area and its people.

President Obama said, “This community is obviously heartbroken.”  So far fires in Colorado Springs have destroyed some 350 homes, forced over 36,000 residents to evacuate, and it is threatening another 20,000 homes and businesses.

That area continues to be a tinderbox.  “Everything you put water on, it was just swallowing it.  It looks like hell. I would imagine it felt like a nuclear bomb went off. There was fire everywhere,” said firefighter Rich Rexach who has pulled 12 hour shifts this week in fighting the fire.

While the fires in Colorado Springs are the largest in the states history, another fire in High Park, Colorado, has devastated some 260 homes is the second largest in state records.  But the High Park fire is generally contained.

But back in the President’s home turf of Washington, D.C., Reuters reports:  “Powerful storms struck the mid-Atlantic states with hurricane-force gusts on Friday, knocking out power to more than one million people in the region.”

The U.S. National Weather Service posted ‘severe thunderstorm watch’ for the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.  The advisory warned of 80 miles per hour wind gusts and large hail.

Meanwhile, CNN reports: “Tens of millions in the central and eastern United States are bearing the full brunt of summer . . . Temperatures Friday soared past 100 degrees Fahrenheit from Topeka, Kansas, to Washington, and the same scorching conditions are expected to continue through the weekend and beyond.”

I am getting about as impatient as our kids who report on the animals, and as Ally I. Feermeno who reports for us on the idiocies around nuclear power in Japan.  What is it going to take for our leaders to get the message?  These disastrous fires and weather anomalies come from Global Warming.  Must we taste the Bible prophecies about hell before we admit our mistakes, and reverse Global Warming?

Memo to Brother John’s prayer group:  “Please pray for our nation as Moses did in Exodus 34: 9:  ‘Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance’.”  Amen!

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