Missouri Residents Urged to Evacuate as Flooding Threatens Levee Breach, Shuts Down Vital Waterway

Pam Wright and Ada Carr – May 3 2017

Wednesday authorities in the small town of West Alton, Missouri, urged residents to evacuate and shut down traffic along a busy section of the Missouri River as a downpour of rain continued to flood parts of the Midwest.

Storms and heavy rainfall that began over the weekend triggered flooding that has forced the closure of hundreds of roads in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois. At least 20 people have died from the weekend storms and subsequent flooding.

In this current round of storms, a roughly west-to-east axis of heavy rainfall is expected into early Thursday over much of the flood-ravaged region, according to weather.com meteorologist Brian Donegan.

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Comment: John Durrad http://www.setapartbytruth.org

“All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the river is come, thither they return again.” Ecc 1:7

Here the Bible describes the hydrological cycle.  God has provided a perfect way to supply us with our water needs.  The process begins with condensation, when water vapour condenses in the atmosphere to form clouds.  When the clouds eventually can’t hold the moisture, they release it in the form of rain, hail, snow etc.  This precipitation then flows back into the sea.  Without this process life on earth would not be possible.

Mankind and our human activities seem destined to ruin the marvellous system God had created for us.  Surely, as we see disasters increase it will become apparent that unless we act decisively now, our planet will be overwhelmed by brutal weather patterns.

Some efforts are being made by individuals and groups that see the danger, but as with most of man’s efforts to try and solve a problem, it amounts to too little too late!