Hurricane Irene Could Affect Millions Of People In The U.S.
NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Hurricane Irene began lashing the East Coast with rain Friday ahead of a weekend of violent weather that was almost certain to heap punishment on a vast stretch of shoreline from the Carolinas to Massachusetts.
For hundreds of miles, people in the storm’s path headed inland, made last-minute preparations and monitored the hurricane’s every subtle movement. Irene had the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage all along a densely populated arc that included Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and beyond. At least 65 million people were in its projected track.
As the storm trudged toward northwest from the Bahamas, rain from its outer bands began falling along the North and South Carolina coast. Swells and 6- to 9-foot waves were reported along the Outer Banks. Winds were expected to pick up later. Thousands had already lost power as the fringes of the storm began raking the shore.
The hurricane warning was extended into the Chesapeake Bay as far as Drum Point, and existing warnings remained in effect from North Carolina to New Jersey. A hurricane watch was in effect even farther north and included Long Island, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Mass.
Risks from Irene’s wrath were many: surging seas, drenching rains, flash floods and high winds. Craig Fugate had warned previously that this is one of the largest populations to be affected by one storm at one time. On Friday morning, he and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pleaded with people to heed local officials’ warnings.
“Evacuation orders are key,” Fugate said. “People need to leave early, travel a safe distance, and get somewhere safe. All the preparation and planning will be in vain if people don’t heed those evacuation orders.”
President Barack Obama, who was vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, is set to return to the White House on Saturday when the storm is expected to pass through the Washington area. He said all indications point to Irene being a historic hurricane.
“I cannot stress this highly enough, if you are in the projected path of this hurricane you have to take precautions now,” the president said.
Irene could also push crude oil prices higher if it disrupts refineries in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia, which produce nearly 8 percent of U.S. gasoline and diesel fuel. – Huffington Post
(Previously shared with our ministry in 2008) “Archangel Michael warned that the hurricanes in the United States will reach farther inland this year than in previous years. They will be some of the most devastating to have ever been unleashed. With them will come large tornadoes and hail that demolishes all within their path.”
The LOZ (Lions of Zion, Yahweh’s Elite Warriors) has been successful in that they have been primarily causing collateral damage verses the loss of life. Adding to the monetary loss of this country’s treasury. This being Satan’s throne of authority, the LOZ is nudging him toward his new seat of rulership as he realizes he cannot sustain this country due to the ever mounting debt. The infrastructure – aging bridges, buildings, dams, etc., this all is set for a crumbling-to-ground effect when the LOZ launches its campaign to tremor the fault lines in the USA. That will bring forth the final demise of the already debt ridden nation. They will continue to apply pressure to Satan”s new ruling authority, making it rough water for him to effectively serve as the Antichrist. His unwillingness to relinquish power over his prized child brings with it ramifications he did not expect.