MEGA DISASTERS ARE INCREASING! JUDGEMENT FOR AMERICA IS COMING!
If you think we’re in an age of more extreme mega disasters, you’re right. The annual number of billion-dollar disasters in the United States, earthquakes, floods, fires, hurricanes and more, has tripled since the 1980s, from two to about six per year. And 2011 has increased seven fold from the 1980s with 14 separate $1 billion-plus weather events.
To give you more of a perspective on the upward spike we are seeing in billion dollar plus natural disasters since the 1980s, the years 1981, 1982, 1984 and 1987 had no billion dollar disasters. Losses from the 14 billion dollar plus U.S. natural disasters in 2011 topped $60 billion. The U.S. experienced 11 disasters each costing over a billion dollars in losses in 2012. Of these 11 events, seven were severe weather or tornado events, and two were related to hurricanes/post tropical cyclones.
And one of these disasters alone is more costly than all 14 mega disasters in 2011. Hurricane Sandy, whose costs are estimated to be 60 -100 billion dollars. MORE:http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/
Burned out houses that caught fire during Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge.
Also 2012 is the year with another huge natural disaster, The Endless Drought Of 2012 which could come close to equaling Hurricane Sandy’s costs. Economic losses for these two events, Sandy and the year-long Drought, are the big drivers this year in terms of costs and are still being calculated. It will take months to develop a final reliable estimate for each. And the drought is still on going as this map shows going into March of 2013. It is clear that 2012 was a more expensive year for natural disasters than 2011. And nowhere in the world is the rising number of natural catastrophes more evident than in North America. In fact, the year is likely to rank as the second most expensive year for natural disaster losses since 1980, second only to 2005, when four hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina, made landfall along the Gulf coast.
Jeremiah 11:11 ” Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.”
When God found so much evil among them He therefore will bring evil upon them, the evil of punishment for the evil of sin; and there is no remedy, no relief: the decree has gone forth and the sentence will be executed. Just as God recognized Israel’s sinfulness, He is aware of when we rebel against Him, just as when a nation like America rebels against Him.
God would would rather we repent as a nation than face judgement. But God will use judgement to help us learn to turn from our wicked ways and turn back to Him. And we can be assured of His love and compassion for us as a people and a nation with His disciplinary judgement. Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge” Brothers and sisters pray our nation turns from her wicked ways and turns back to God before He puts an end to our prideful arrogance and wicked ways.