AUSTRALIA EXPERIENCES UNPRECEDENTED WEATHER EXTREMES

God is shaking all that can be shaken in Australia, and elsewhere for that matter, exactly as prophesied by Him in the “last days” before Jesus returns. What we are experiencing right now with on going rain and flooding is unprecedented following what seemed endless drought and fires. I have extracted these headlines from newspapers reports on these events.

Why These Australia Fires Are Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before

More than 16 million acres have gone up in flames. And it has happened in populated areas, unlike most of the world’s other blazes of this scale. Millions more acres have burned in other parts of the country.

The modern world has never seen anything quite like these Australia fires. What sets these blazes apart, in terms of their size, is that they are happening in populated areas. Until now, fires this large happened mostly in places like northern Canada or Siberia, where few people live and blazes burn largely uncontrolled.

“What we’re seeing in Australia, in a completely different environment, are fires that are approaching or even exceeding the magnitude of things that we only saw in the most remote forested regions in the world,” said Ross Bradstock, the director of the Center for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales.

A man tried to protect his property in Lake Conjola, New South Wales, on New Year’s Eve.

Wet and Wild as Bureau of Meteorology warns of Dangerous Floods

Wild weather is lashing both sides of the country, with NSW and Queensland being warned of life-threatening flash flooding, cyclone Damien smashing WA’s Pilbara coast, and tens of thousands left without power across three states.

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) stated on Saturday it was shifting its state operation centre’s focus from fires to floods as the weather helped bring the number of active blazes down to 37, extinguishing the huge Currowan Fire in the Shoalhaven Region, which had burnt for 74 days and and destroyed 312 homes.

“With significant focus shifting from fires to floods, the NSW RFS state operations centre has now been reconfigured to operate as the NSW State Emergency Services (SES) Sydney Zone Operations Centre in support of statewide flood operations,” said NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.

The heaviest rains in more than two decades have swamped large tracts of NSW and Queensland, bringing a dramatic end to the bush fire season but leaving more than 100,000 residents across the two states without power as ­authorities warn that the worst of the deluge is still to come.

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