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Record-Setting Flooding in Southern USA

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“A deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far… Parts of Texas saw up to 10 inches (25cm) of rain over a 24-hour period, with more predicted across the region into next week. An official declared it the ‘largest flood in the history of this region’” (BBC, May 25, 2015). The Texas governor “declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electrical power... ‘It is absolutely massive—the relentless tsunami-type power of this wave of water’... He described homes that were ‘completely wiped off the map’ by the dangerous weather system that struck Texas and Oklahoma” (Reuters, May 25, 2015).

It is sobering to see such powerful flooding in a region that has experienced severe drought in recent years. But that is exactly what Bible prophecy predicts, “I also withheld rain from you, when there were still three months to the harvest. I made it rain on one city, I withheld rain from another city. One part was rained upon, and where it did not rain the part withered” (Amos 4:7). Bible prophecy reveals these disasters will impact Israelite-descended nations at the end of the age because they have turned away from God (see Amos 3:14; Leviticus 26:14-39).

For more about world weather patterns predicted by the Bible, read Who Controls the Weather?