This Has Been The Worst 12 Months For Floods In U.S. History

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Louisiana Flood - Public DomainSince last October, the United States has been hit by “historic flood” after “historic flood”, and this latest flooding down in Louisiana that is making headlines all over the world has been caused by a “500 year storm“. Even before some areas of the state received more than 30 inches of rain, this was already the worst 12 months for floods in U.S. history, but without a doubt this has put an exclamation mark on this exceedingly unusual stretch of flooding. There are some rivers down in Louisiana that have crested three to four feet higher than their previous all-time records, and Governor Edwards is using the words “unprecedented” and “historic” to describe these floods. So far, 20,000 people have been rescued by authorities, and Governor Edwards even had to evacuate the Governor’s Mansion due to chest-high water in the basement.


So why is this happening?

Why are we being hammered by historic flood after historic flood?

One of the most amazing images from the flooding down in Louisiana was of caskets that had been washed up from a graveyard that were literally floating down the street. Meteorologists are telling us that the storm that brought all of this rain was essentially equivalent to a tropical storm

As meteorologist Tim Destri with the NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge office explains it, a low pressure system forms near the surface bringing deep tropical moisture from the warmer water in the Caribbean — almost like a hurricane but without the wind and the name.

“Everything came together just right like it would with a tropical weather system,” Destri said.

Destri went on to compare the damage caused by this storm to Hurricane Katrina…

“This probably ranked up there with some of the top rainfall-producing systems in history,” Destri said. “Damage is really significant, I mean extreme, because it’s been so devastating with some houses just completely inundated, just scenes like Katrina almost.”

In fact, in some areas the damage was even worse than we saw during Hurricane Katrina. According to the Washington Post, one resident said that this flooding was “the worst situation I’ve ever been through“.

And unfortunately, it isn’t over yet. More rain was forecast for today, and that is going to make the flooding even worse.

They will be talking about this current flood down in Louisiana for many years to come, and we will add this flood to the other historic floods on my ongoing list from previous articles

October: Hurricane Joaquin never makes landfall, but it tracks up the east coast of the United States causing nightmarish rainfall and flooding all over the eastern seaboard. Things were particularly bad in South Carolina, where the governor declared that it was the worst rainfall that many areas of her state had seen in 1,000 years.

October: Violent storms in southern California caused flash flooding that buried some highways in “rivers of mud” that were up to six feet deep. Hundreds of vehicles got buried in the fast moving mud, and the lifeless body of one man that had his vehicle completely encased by several feet of mud was recovered only after a few days had passed because that is how long it took emergency workers to dig him out.

October: Hurricane Patricia was the second most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the entire world, and remnants from that storm caused absolutely horrible flooding in some parts of Texas. The flood waters were moving so fast at one point that a freight train was actually knocked entirely off the tracks.

November-December: A “conveyor belt” of violent storms barreled into coastal areas of Oregon and Washington causing nightmarish flooding in many areas. The resulting landslides and floods made headlines all over the country, and it is going to be a long time before the region fully recovers. In early December we witnessed the wettest day in the history of Portland, Oregon, and things were also extremely bad at that time up in the Seattle area.

January: The middle part of the country experienced record-breaking flooding as the calendar rolled over from 2015 to 2016. The only thing that people could really compare it to was the great flood of 1993, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said that some communities saw floodwaters get to “places they’ve never been before”. Normally, if the middle of the country is going to see flooding like this it is going to take place when the snow begins to thaw in the spring. For something like this to happen in the middle of the winter was absolutely unprecedented.

January: On January 22nd, one of the worst east coast blizzards in history slammed into Washington D.C., New York City and other major metropolitan areas. More than three feet of snow was dumped on some areas, hundreds of thousands of people were left without power, and coastal cities all long the eastern seaboard experienced flooding that was described as “worse than Hurricane Sandy“. It is also interesting to note that this storm was known as “Jonas”, which is actually a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name “Jonah”. Jonah, of course, was a Hebrew prophet that was sent to the capital city of Assyria (Ninevah) to warn that the judgment of God was coming. Well, it turns out that this storm called Jonas also hit our capital city (Washington D.C.) on the exact anniversary of Roe v. Wade and in the exact location where Roe v. Wade was decided.

March: Almost two feet of rain triggered historic flooding in parts of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Flooding along one area of the Sabine River broke the previous record by more than five feet, and some sections of Interstate 10 were closed for four days.

April: City officials in Houston declared that the flooding that struck that city was “a life-threatening emergency“, and substantial sections of Interstate 10 and Interstate 45 near downtown were fully underwater. Authorities admitted that water was getting to areas that it had never been before, and Fire Department spokesman Jay Evans said that the water was 10 to 15 feet deep in some areas.

May: Long stretches of Interstate 95 were shut down in South Carolina after Tropical Storm Bonnie dumped massive amounts of rain on the state. At the time, Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the South Carolina Highway Patrol told reporters that “we are at the mercy of mother nature”.

June: Extremely heavy rain caused the Brazos River in Texas to hit its highest level “in more than a century“, and many parts of Houston found themselves under water yet once again. According to CNN, this was “the second year in a row that Texas has been hit by 500-year floods”…

“It could just be really bad luck,” said CNN Senior Meteorologist Brandon Miller. “A 500-year flood doesn’t mean you will go 500 years between them. It just means it is such an extreme event that the odds of it happening are very low, therefore it only happens on average every 500 years.

“It just so happens that parts of Texas have seen them now in back-to-back years, and maybe even twice this year. The odds of that happening are infinitesimally small.”

June: West Virginia was hit by the deadliest flash flood in the United States in six years, and 23 people died as a result. The following comes from Wikipedia

On June 23, 2016, a flood hit areas of the U.S. state of West Virginia and nearby parts of Virginia, resulting in 23 deaths. The flooding was the result of 8 to 10 inches (200 to 250 mm) of rain falling over a period of 12 hours, resulting in a flood tied for seventh among Deadliest floods in West Virginia history. It is also the deadliest flash flood event in the United States since the 2010 Tennessee floods.[2]

Meanwhile, horrible wildfires continue to rip through the state of California. The latest major wildfire to make headlines all across the nation has literally reduced homes, offices and businesses to “smoldering rubble” in the little town of Lower Lake…

Entire streets have been reduced to smoldering rubble, and more than 175 buildings and other structures have been destroyed, as a Northern California wildfire continues to spread.

The fire about 100 miles north of San Francisco has so far spread to 3,000 acres and is 5 percent contained, officials said.

The blaze on Sunday swept into Lower Lake, a town of about 1,200 people, according to The Associated Press, where it burned buildings including a post office, a Habitat for Humanity office and a winery.

If you have read my latest book, you already know that 2015 was the worst year for wildfires in all of U.S. history.

So that seems like a very odd “coincidence” – we are being hit by the worst flooding in U.S. history at a time when we have also experienced the worst wildfires in U.S. history.

Is there some kind of a connection?

Why are all of these disasters happening to us one right after another?

Could it be possible that there is an explanation other than bad luck?

As you can probably guess, I have come to the conclusion that we are experiencing something that goes far beyond bad luck. Just like many others out there, I believe that someone is trying to tell us something, but unfortunately most Americans are simply not paying attention.

  • Robert

    Oh my, there goes some of the Pokemon sites. Imagine this sort of thing on election day. Meanwhile, the natives are burning Milwaukee. Just gets better and better.

  • K

    “most Americans are simply not paying attention”.Most Ministers are not paying attention either. Except, it is not really failing to pay attention. It is a willful ignorance. Jeremiah 5:21 (‘Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not’) An exact description of the current times.

    • watchmannonthewall

      I remember when my former pastor gave his 9/11, message saying “We don’t know why God allowed this to happen.” Well, if you knew your Bible you would know that God raised up Jeroboam against Reoboam from within Solomon’s own household. That is one way God brings chastisement on a nation; He raises up enemies that have actually been trained and or supported by those whom He is bringing chastisement upon!

      The same with Hezekiah who was friends with Babylon, showing them all his treasures and then having God pronounce, through Isaiah, that all of his treasures woud be taken TO Babylon. He did the same to David with Absalom.

      While not on the subject of the fires and floods, which are completely under the control of God, the nations/kingdoms we are fighting today were all either allies or supported at one time by the U.S. We don’t even need to discuss the bad kings God has put over us for the last nearly 30 years and the probability of that occurring again! The floods and fires simply complement the array of discipline on the nation.

      What happens when God decides the discipline isn’t going to work?

      • K

        I think we both know the answer, to your last question. I always enjoy your posts. Thank-you.

  • John

    The chemtrail spraying needs to be immediately stopped, all the HAARPS destroyed and the elite need to be held accountable for crimes against humanity.

    • Joan Camara

      Oh, how I wish!

  • Josh

    And we can also expect an active hurricane season this year and next. Back in March, Hurricane Cycles predicted this, and now all the other organizations are just now updating their forecasts to match. I live about 15 miles north of Lafayette, LA but thank God my neighborhood is high and didn’t get flooded.

    • Joan Camara

      Wow, in all my 15 years reading almost everything on the web, I’ve never come across THAT website. Thanks for that! I got that site in my bookmarks under my “weather” folder. Good one!

      • Josh

        Welcome Joan. I got their free season forecast for 2016 and also got the zone 9 prediction report. Pretty interesting stuff. It says the upper Gulf Coast could see a Category 2 storm this year. I’m paying a lot of attention to the tropics this season.

  • Brian

    Great post Michael- The one glaring sentence of this amazing article that really got my attention was- “this storm called Jonas that hit Washington D.C. on the exact anniversary of Roe v Wade in the exact location where Roe v. Wade was decided.” Absolutely stunning and eye opening. There are no coincidences and we better get serious without delay, because Our Heavenly Father is obviously not happy about the wrong path America has defiantly chosen to go down.

    • Joan Camara

      YUP!! THAT GOT MY ATTENTION TOOOO!! I was like “oh wow”!! Wasn’t that just AMAZING!! I hope washington got THAT sign! But knowing our leaders, they kept their eyes, and heart, closed to it. Very sad. I bet that news didn’t even even hit the mainstream news.

    • Joan Camara

      Isn’t that amazing! I thought that same thing!

    • Gay Veteran

      “…Absolutely stunning and eye opening…..”

      what, was “god” too busy to do that before Jonas?

  • DJohn1

    This rain is exactly what should happen if the polar ice melting is raising the level of the oceans. Such as on the land mass of Greenland.
    The first thing likely to happen is record rainfall on the east coast of the United States. Louisiana happens to be fairly close to sea level. So is Florida.
    Science tells us this has happened before with ocean levels going up as high as 60 feet. Meaning most of the coast of Florida and Louisiana are likely to below the flood line. We could see Florida on the bottom of the ocean if this occurs.
    This could effect most coastal cities eventually both in the Atlantic side and the Pacific side. California is especially vulnerable.
    Right now here in Ohio we are having an unusually rainy summer. I expect it likely that we may have some record snow falls as well this winter.
    I am talking about huge amounts of water over a lot of territory.
    There is a huge vault of water locked up in ice in the northern hemisphere. Most of the southern ice comes from Antarctica. Yet as little as 15-20,000 years ago Antarctica might have had a small population of people on it. They have found a temple locked at the bottom of an underground lake. No one knows where it came from or who it belonged to.
    The people that study these things stay silent. Simply because they do not have good evidence as to what and where these places occurred.
    The corruption along the highway 10 area in Louisiana is enough to have God’s wrath on the place anyway. But I think they are experiencing a natural vs. supernatural thing there right now.
    But I think it is easy to figure out that if the water is expanding then these storms would be a natural result.

    • p78

      My faith is in the Lord not some statistician / physicist who like king Canute stands in front of a monitor claiming that what has just happened shouldn’t have because their models suggest it was 1 in 10000 year event.

    • Perplexed

      Unfortunately the polar ice caps are growing not melting.

  • James Staten

    Snottly and GV…Fear not the Lord has made a Promise not to destroy the world again by Flood, but Judgment Day is coming. 1st Corinthians 15:1-4

    • Gay Veteran

      “…not to destroy the world again by Flood….”

      didn’t do it the “first” time

      • James Staten

        Judgment Day is Coming!!!!

        • Gay Veteran

          you people have been saying that for nearly 2000 years
          and you’ll be saying it for another 2000 years

          • James Staten

            You and Snottly are in for an eye opener!!!!

          • Gay Veteran

            or not

  • ProclaimingGodsTruth

    Let’s be clear! The Lord God Almighty used extreme weather many times in the OT to nudge the people in the right direction, for His mercy and also for judgment.
    I firmly believe He is sending these floods to wake the world up to His presence and without repentance, His judgments. Folks, these things will get worse!
    No fear-mongering, just fact!

    • Gay Veteran

      odd he sends all those tornados to the Bible Belt

      • ProclaimingGodsTruth

        “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he
        maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on
        the just and on the unjust.” -Matt 5:45 (KJV)

        Hey – and don’t forget all the drought and fire to the filthy immoral state of CA.

        • Gay Veteran

          the rain falls on the good and bad alike

          • ProclaimingGodsTruth

            Now you’re getting it!

        • Gay Veteran

          good parrot

          • ProclaimingGodsTruth

            You bet ya!!!! I’ll be a parrot for the Word of God – the Bible – anytime, anyplace. Thanks for the nice compliment!

            How bout you my friend???

  • Susan

    Read Johnathan Cahn’s books The Harbinger, and The Mystery of the Shemitah. Just as Israel turned their back on God in the bible, and received judgement, so has America. The parallels are amazing.

  • Kent Harris

    If America goes through with the plan of a two state in Israel. Then God may just be getting started.
    I will bless those who bless you,
    And I will curse him who curses you;
    Genesis 12:3

    • MaxRockatansky33

      Do you actually believe in this fairytale nonsence? Why bible thumpers see their god everywhere, especially in the form of a disasters, wars and terror. Nice image of some kind of a tyrannical deity your God is. Just like in Medieval times.

  • im4truth4all

    Leviticus 18:25

    and the land became defiled, so that I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.

    Basically, nature will turn against you.

  • russ

    You mentioned caskets floating down the streets. Here in the Salt Lake City valley, you wouldn’t think we would have the same experience in a desert climate. We had the same thing happen in 1949 when there was a microburst in the hills above the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Washing out the graves as the water flowed into the valley, we had coffins floating down the streets as well. As I understand it, it was quite a sight..

  • Mistanick

    Why do we try to make any kind of analysis of weather events based on our own lifetime perceptions? Who cares and does it have any relevancy on anything?

    Man continues to try to analyze the unknown, that which God has placed in His dominion and not our own. Why? Are we trying to figure out God and His ways? If we could do this, would not our flesh centered inclinations use this information for our own selfish gain. Power, self-importance, pride?

    I personally don’t care about horrific rates of tragedy within “US history”. I don’t believe the USA is even mentioned in the Bible. His ways are not our ways, but they should be. Once we learn to reduce our own curiosity about why God allows this or that to happen, we will learn that our need to know is not important. Our submission to Him and His dominion over us is supreme.

    Yes, we should take every measure as we can to minimize flood damage to communities within reason. Licking wounds or trying to figure out the big “Why” is useless and outside of what God has allowed us to see.

  • SantosGarcia

    It is of critical importance that ALL Biblical Christians study the ‘Last Days’ scenario and prepare for the worst:

  • GetReal4U2

    let’s see…a major IMF currency “announcement” on September 30th…On October 1, the internet is being turned over to the “world”…and then the “Feast of Trumpets” occur…look no further than the events going on in the middle east to see all the players lining up…time is very short…life as we know it is about to change…

  • Perplexed

    All predicted 10 years ago by the “quiet Sun” and global cooling people. Wait till the cold sets in.

  • Pete Okuhira

    Big deal. Worst natural disasters happens anywhere around the world, not just the United States. Another sign that the rapture of the church is near. Maranatha!