Colorado’s Floods, Fires, Global Warming & Thousands Affected, Pt. 2

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 0:11 AM
September 17, 2013

Colorado-flooding-road-sinkhole        As warnings of more torrential rain fall today, five are known dead, numbers of Missing Persons in Colorado has now tops 1,253, and another 1,000 victims stranded near Denver await rescue.  The rain has destroyed or severely damaged some 50 bridges normally used to get people out of rural communities.

As authorities admit that only now do they comprehend the full extent of this crisis, the President has now named all of Colorado a major disaster area.  They see further devastation coming from mudslides, rockslides and road crumblings.

Yesterday Associated Press confirmed: four are known dead;  two swept away in their homes are conformed missing  and presumed dead; 11,700 have left their homes; 17,500 homes are damaged. Flooding has spread to 15 counties.

USA Today reports: 14,500 people have evacuated from flooded areas . . . and 1,329 stayed overnight Saturday in 26 emergency shelters . . . Many displaced residents are staying with family or friends or in hotels. . . . sections of U.S. Highways 34, 36 and 72, as well as various mountain roads, “are seriously damaged,” and several canyons seem ‘wiped-out’ . . . helicopters rescued 2,000.

Because even cell phone service is down in some areas, the number missing persons remains high.  For the last two days rescuers have warned those choosing to stay behind, it may be days or weeks before additional help could come.

Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle told reporters Hannah Dreier and Ben Neary:  “We’re not trying to force anyone Carrying-people-victim-floodingfrom their home. We’re not trying to be forceful, but we’re trying to be very factual and definitive about the consequences of their decision, and we hope that they will come down.”

In addition to imsalvationarmy.org (1-800-725-2769) The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 60006, Prescott, AZ 86304 and The Red Cross, 1800-RED CROSS, or texting REDCROSS to 90999 for $ 10 donations, or visiting RedCross.org–– those wishing to help Colorado victims should contact HelpColoradoNow.org; Lyons Community Foundation/Relief Fund, The Community Foundation, 1123 Spruce St., Boulder, Colo., 80302; unitedwayfoothills.org/floodrelief; and/or larimerhumane.org, 970-226-3647, ext.7, for Animal Protection or Control.

Moreover, the Guardian states:  “In the neighboring state of New Mexico, flood waters broke through dams, inundated neighborhoods and killed at least one person. The massive flooding prompted Governor Susana Martinez to issue a state of emergency, opening up recovery funding after rivers overflowed because of heavy rains and caused millions of dollars in damage.”

Column readers remark about earth scorched from forest fires, as well as Mountain Pine Beetles that have killed large ranges of trees in the Front Range of Colorado.  University of Colorado researchers claim “. . . climate change induced stress on the trees, rendering them more susceptible to attack, as well as lower winter mortality in the larval stages of the beetle” . . . i.e. Global Warming.

Beetles (i.e. insects, flies, locusts in the Book of Exodus in wholesale Christian Bibles), fires (in Genesis to Revelation), and parched dry land (Job and Psalms) are all symbols of God’s judgment.  Our nation must wake up to these issues and, falling on our knees, repent before even harsher judgment comes.

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