Epic rainfall slams Asia: 5 million affected by floods Pakistan, China
Heavy rains and floods across China have left 57 people dead with dozens of others missing and hundreds injured, while more than a million residents were evacuated from their homes. Unprecedented rains over the past week have swamped provinces in northern, central and southwest China, and although the affected region is breathing a tentative sigh of relief as the downpours pause, rivers continue to swell. The Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement that the rain had forced authorities to evacuate more than 1.2 million people from their homes. “Constant strong rainfall has caused serious flood disasters in Sichuan (southwest), Shaanxi (north) and Henan (central) – 12.3 million people were affected, 57 died and 29 are missing,” it said. One area of the southwestern province of Sichuan, Bazhong, was severely affected, with 13 people killed, 10 missing and 156 injured, a spokesman for the local government told the official China Daily newspaper. The Jialing river, a tributary of the Yangtze, China’s longest river, was recorded nearly seven metres above alert levels and waters were expected to rise to their highest levels since record-keeping began in 1847. Last year saw China’s worst flooding in a decade, leaving more than 4300 people dead or missing. –Herald Sun
ISLAMABAD – The United Nations called for US $357 million to help the Government of Pakistan provide life-saving assistance to more than 5 million people left destitute by devastating monsoon rains and flooding in southern Pakistan.The United Nations Rapid Response Plan for 2011 aims to provide food, water, sanitation, health, and emergency shelter to the worst hit families for six months, said a press release issued by the UN. An estimated 5.4 million people have been affected by flooding in Sindh and Balochistan; nearly 1 million homes have been destroyed and 72 per cent of crops have been lost in the worst affected areas. In Sindh province, 22 out of 23 districts have been flooded, and 16 need particularly urgent assistance. “More than 5 million people are struggling to survive massive flooding across southern Pakistan, and the rains continue to fall. They have lost their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. The next few days will be crucial, as the UN and partners help the government to get food, safe water and shelter to the most vulnerable. –AP of Pakistan
The seas will steam up and much water will evaporate up into the atmosphere as Yahweh reforms the canopy around this planet. With that action, many fish and other sea creatures will perish. Mankind will make a vain effort to harvest dying fish populations to fish farms and hatcheries, but all will fail in salvaging what must perish.
Look to the Sun. Time is being sped up for the purpose of cutting the end time short before mankind can destroy itself – including the remnant. But Yahweh will not permit their own suicide. Instead, She decreed that Her wrath would result in mankind’s demise.
Hebrews 11:25 “and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin.” Sin is pleasurable, but is it pleasing to Yahweh? At this time in your lives, it is better to SUFFER than ENJOY life. Enjoyment will come later.