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Soaring Heat Breaks All Predictions, Stirs Fire Killing 19 Firefighters

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 9:57 AM
July 2, 2013

070113arizonafire_512x288This weekend’s heat wave broke records throughout the Western United States.  Air travel was interrupted, hundreds of homes destroyed, heat storms sparked forest fires killing 19 brave firefighters, 200 people were treated for heat-related problems with over 40 hospitalized and, a man living in 115• heat died.

Those who tried to go on in life as if the heat didn’t matter found themselves stranded on highways with broken air conditioners, or sitting in outdoor concerts only to be rushed to hospitals with heat-related injuries.

Fernanda Santos reports for The New York Times:   “An elderly man was found dead on Saturday in a home. . .  in Las Vegas, where the city’s temperature reached 115 degrees,. . . Also, more than 200 people at an outdoor concert there were treated for heat-related problems that day, 34 of them at hospitals.”

In ‘Heat Wave Sends Dozens to Hospitals in Las Vegas,’ Martin Griffith of Associated Press adds:  “Another elderly man was on a long trip in his car when the air conditioning went out for several hours, paramedics said. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition with heat stroke after he . . . called 911.

“Saturday’s high in Nevada was 121 degrees in Laughlin, 90 miles south of Las Vegas.  To the north, Saturday’s high of 102 degrees in Reno broke the city’s record for the date of 100 set in 1972. Friday’s high of 103 degrees in Reno broke its record of 100 degrees for the date set in 2010.”

Forest rangers at national parks throughout the west urge people not to go camping in this heat, as last month a Boy Scout leader in Lake Mead National Recreation Area died from heat exposure––and temperatures were lower then!

Santos also adds: “Because summer brings the highest rate of deaths among migrants trying to enter the United States illegally through Arizona, the Border Patrol added extra members to its elite search and rescue team. At least seven migrants had been found dead in the desert over the past week.”

In addition to the raging fire covering 2,000 acres in Arizona that killed 19 fire fires, and left one critically injured as KNXV_Yarnell_Fire_06_20130630165845_640_480-300x225they sheltered in their protective gear, fires were sparked or threatening in New Mexico, California, and Colorado.

Monsoons would usually bring rain and cooler temperatures to the Western United States during July, but this heat shows no sign of breaking. Thus, meteorologists really don’t know what to expect now, except more heat.

Of course Americans assume this type of heat, drought, sickness and death to happen in other countries, say in Africa or other Third World areas, not here.  But Bible prophecies advise this weather indicates it is time for repentance:

“For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah (Psalm 32: 4).” End-of-time Global Warming predicts even more ominous weather.  Yes, it is time to repent!

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