Evacuation warnings for Rafah as IDF drops flyers telling citizens where to take refuge: Rafah invasion appears imminent

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Important Takeaways:

  • The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) urged residents of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, to evacuate to nearby “safe” zones on Monday as a long-delayed attack by Israel against the last Hamas strongholds appeared to be imminent.
  • The apparent mobilization of the IDF came after Hamas fired rockets from close range at the Kerem Shalom crossing, where humanitarian aid crosses from Israel into Gaza, on Saturday, killing four soldiers and wounding several others.
  • The U.S. has been telling Israel, privately and publicly, not to attack Rafah since February. Israel insisted it would do so, regardless of international pressure and regardless of hostage talks, to complete its goal of destroying Hamas.
  • The IDF has been dropping flyers on Rafah with maps indicating where residents should take refuge during the fighting.

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U.S. Embassy urges Americans in Haiti to leave the country “as soon as possible”

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Important Takeaways:

  • American citizens in Haiti should leave the country “as soon as possible” because of spiraling security and infrastructure “challenges,” the U.S. Embassy said in a travel advisory issued late Wednesday.
  • Over the weekend, a Haitian gang opened fire on protesters from a church who sought to confront one gang leader over the surging turmoil. At least seven people were killed.
  • If “you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area,” a reference to an escalating gang turf war that has seen Haiti consumed by random killings, rapes, extortion and kidnappings.
  • Haiti’s gangs have been vying for territory and resources in the wake of the 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. They now control large parts of the country.

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At least 36 killed on Maui and thousands race to escape

Important Takeaways:

  • At least 36 killed on Maui as fires burn through Hawaii and thousands race to escape
  • Wildfires fueled by a dry summer and strong winds from a passing hurricane killed 36 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings on the Hawaiian island of Maui, in the deadliest blaze in the U.S. in years.
  • Firefighters still battled blazes on the island, as local officials prepared to evacuate thousands of visitors and find shelter for residents in need.
  • The flames left some people with mere minutes to act and led some to flee into the ocean.
  • It is the deadliest fire since the 2018 Camp Fire in California, which killed at least 85 people and virtually razed the town of Paradise.
  • Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen Jr. said the island had “been tested like never before in our lifetime.”

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More houses in California ordered to evacuate as officials search for reason of landslide

California Landslide

Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Important Takeaways:

  • Destructive Southern California landslide slows but more homes ordered evacuated as sewer breaks
  • A landslide that has destroyed homes in a Southern California community appeared to have slowed but more residences were evacuated.
  • Five additional homes were ordered evacuated Tuesday because earth movement broke a sewer line, although those homes had not moved, the city of Rolling Hills Estates said in a statement.
  • The landslide began Saturday atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula on the south Los Angeles County coast. Firefighters discovered cracks in structures and the ground, and hastily evacuated residents from 12 homes that were red-tagged as unsafe.
  • Ten of those homes were then dramatically torn apart over several days as they slid down a slope into an adjacent canyon.
  • The cause of the slide has yet to be determined but authorities have noted the massive rainfall that hit California during winter as the state was battered by repeated atmospheric rivers.
  • Officials have said the homeowner’s association was in the process of hiring a geologist.

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12 California homes evacuated after massive landslide from unknown cause

California landslide

Luke 21:25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves

Important Takeaways:

  • A massive landslide Saturday afternoon led homes to cave in and crumble in a Southern California neighborhood.
  • “To think that these homes were intact, you know, yesterday afternoon, and today you can hear the creaking, the cracking, the crumbling,” Hahn said Sunday. “They’re going to fall.”
  • “Mother Nature has not been kind to several homes. They are about to be at the bottom of the canyon very soon.”
  • Officials did not know yet what may have caused the ground to shift, Goodrich said.

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Massive Typhoon heads toward Tokyo Japan warning 9 Million to Evacuate

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • 9 million told to evacuate after super typhoon Nanmadol slams southern Japan, heads toward Tokyo
  • Officials in Japan have ordered 9 million people to evacuate as the powerful super typhoon Nanmadol pummels the island nation with winds gusting up to 145 mph (234 km/h) and bears down on Tokyo, home to nearly 14 million inhabitants.
  • As the country braces for extensive flooding and landslides, an estimated 350,000 homes have already lost power and tens of thousands of people are being housed in emergency shelters, according to the BBC. Nanmadol is the 14th typhoon of the season and it’s one of the most powerful storms to strike Japan in decades
  • Nearly 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain will drench central Japan’s Tokai region over the next 24 hours
  • Other areas are expected to be soaked with as much as 16 inches (40 cm) of rain during a 24-hour period, according to the BBC.

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Wine country in France burning up as 10,000 flee

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘Monster’ wildfire incinerates French wine country: France desperately sends in reinforcement firefighters as ten thousand flee, while record drought helps kill tons of fish in Germany amid summer ‘extremes not seen before’
  • More than 100 communes in France have seen their taps run completely dry amid dangerous water shortage
  • Fleets of vans are ferrying bottled water to desperate communities in the ‘historic’ drought
  • France is also tackling eight active wildfires that have scorched thousands of hectares in the hellish scenes
  • The suffocating heat with no water relief is a story reflected across Europe, with Spain, Italy, Portugal and Germany also under emergency measures.

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Flooding in Yellowstone is severe

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘Extensive Damage:’ Record Flooding Slams Yellowstone, Severe Heat Affecting Millions Across the US
  • Ongoing, historic flooding recently trapped visitors in Yellowstone National Park. Tourists were stranded after heavy rain and rapid snowmelt overflowed the Yellowstone River.
  • The massive flooding forced thousands to evacuate the national park.
  • Escaping the park turned into a dangerous journey as falling rocks were seen hitting an SUV.
  • The flood was triggered after near-record-high temperatures melted five inches of snow in higher elevations. The Yellowstone River overflowed its banks after days of rain and rapid snowmelt.

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Laguna Beach devastated by Coastal Fire. Evacuation orders are in place

Joel 3:3-4 reads, “Before the great and terrible day of Hashem comes,* I will set portents in the sky and on earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke; The sun shall turn into darkness And the moon into blood.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Grim before and after photos show heartbreaking devastation of California wildfire as up to 20 multimillion-dollar mansions overlooking Laguna Beach are reduced to rubble
  • Before and after photos reveal just how devastating a California wildfire was Wednesday night
  • Dubbed the Coastal Fire, it started at 2.44pm and has, in just a few hours, spread to nearly 200 acres
  • It is being fueled by strong winds and has set 20 homes alight in the Laguna Niguel neighborhood
  • Photos show that one of the homes, listed for sale for nearly $10 million, was completely gutted as a result
  • Evacuations have been ordered in the areas as firefighters battle to get flames under control
  • California is engulfed in a drought: The first three months of 2022 have been the driest on record and March only saw one inch of rainfall, leading firefighters to warn of a summer full of fires

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Southwest Officials warn of Explosive Fire Season as Arizona Blaze reaches 20,000 acres

Revelation 8:7 “ The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.”

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘It’s going to be a long one this year’: Southwest officials warn of explosive wildfire season as blaze in Arizona reaches 20,000 acres and forces hundreds to evacuate their homes
  • The Tunnel Fire, burning near Flagstaff in Arizona, was first reported on Sunday afternoon and by Wednesday night was burning almost 20,000 acres
  • The fire was burning nine square miles on Tuesday evening, and estimated at more than 30 square miles on Wednesday afternoon
  • The blaze is zero percent contained, and firefighters have been hampered by strong winds, which are forecast to continue on Thursday and Friday
  • Officials said Tuesday evening that 766 homes and 1,000 animals had been evacuated near Flagstaff, and about 250 structures remained threatened
  • Firefighters believe that 25 structures have been destroyed, but are unable so far to give precise totals
  • In New Mexico, the Mora County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory evacuations for more residents as a blaze burned more than 14 square miles since Sunday

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