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A VIDEO/ARTICLE – WORLD LATEST PROPHETIC NEWS PRESENTATION – MONDAY JUNE 17th 2019

 

 

A World In Chaos – The Antichrist Is Coming..(2019)

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HIGH ALERT: US CARRIER IN PERSIAN GULF REGION SENDS CLEAR SIGNAL TO TEHRAN

HIGH ALERT: US CARRIER IN PERSIAN GULF REGION SENDS CLEAR SIGNAL TO TEHRAN Under a starry sky, U.S. Navy fighter jets catapulted off the aircraft carrier’s deck and flew north over the darkened waters of the northern Arabian Sea, a unmistakable signal to Iran that the foremost symbol of the American military’s global reach is back in its neighbourhood, perhaps to stay. The USS Abraham Lincoln , with its contingent of Navy destroyers and cruisers and a fighting force of about 70 aircraft, is the centrepiece of the Pentagon’s response to what it calls Iranian threats to attack U.S. forces or commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf region. In recent years, there has been no regular U.S. aircraft carrier presence in the Middle East. U.S. officials have said that signs of heightened Iranian preparations to strike U.S. and other targets in the waters off Iran as well as in Iraq and Yemen in late April emerged shortly after the Trump administration announced it was clamping down further on Iran’s economy by ending waivers to sanctions on buyers of Iranian crude oil. The administration went a step beyond that on Friday, announcing penalties that target Iran’s largest petrochemical company.

 

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God’s Way or the Wrong Way

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LATEST WORLD NEWS CLIPS – ARTICLES – MONDAY JUNE 17th 2019

DAILY SCRIPTURE:

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER’S 6 to 22:
TRIBULATION IS COMING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT.
THE GREAT “DECEPTION” IS READY TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. ARE YOU READY FOR JESUS CHRIST RETURN
Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
 

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DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

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HIDDEN RAPTURE DOCTRINE, FOLLOW UP

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QUESTION:    When we meet the Lord in the air, Satan’s front yard, do you think we will be able to see Satan and his demons ? I’ve imagined them all, powerless to stop Jesus and all of us as we are passing through to heaven. I would think Satan will be enraged.
ANSWER:    The Bible doesn’t give us this kind of detail, so I’m only voicing my opinion that we’ll be gathered in Satan’s sight. But if I understand the capabilities of a perfected body, it makes sense that we’ll be able to see spiritual beings as well as natural ones.
Keep this in mind, too. Quoting Psalm 8:4-6 the writer of Hebrews said that Jesus was temporarily made lower than the angels (Hebr. 2:7). But Paul wrote that after His resurrection He was raised far above every heavenly power (Ephesians 1:19-21) which includes Satan. Then he said that we have been raised up with Him to be seated with him in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 2:6). This tells me that when we are gathered in the air, if it is in view of Satan and his demons, we’ll be looking at them as superiors look upon their subordinates, knowing they can do us no harm.
 

THE RAPTURE AND THE DOCTRINE OF IMMINENCY

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QUESTION:    Is there a specific time of the year for some of the Rapture verses in Scripture? If so, then shouldn’t we know exactly what time of year to be looking for Him to come? For instance in Micah Chapter 7 it speaks of Summer fruits as a time when the Good man has disappeared out of the earth.
My point is this, many say Immanency is a Biblical concept, but if the Word of God is giving a specific time of year for the season of the Rapture then the Word of God has to come to pass exactly as what is written. I hope it is Imminent otherwise we all have to maybe wait a few more months before we can get into the season again. I am struggling with the concept of Immanency if the Scriptures are pin-pointing a specific time of the year. I am open to be taught on the concept of Immanency and how it relates to the Rapture.
ANSWER:    Trying to anticipate the Rapture by looking for the most likely date for its occurrence is man’s idea, not God’s. The thought behind the Doctrine of Immanency is that the Lord can come at any time for His Church. As you point out, as soon as a probable date is selected, the Doctrine of Immanency goes out the window.
In the past I’ve written that if the Rapture were to occur on a specific date, then the Feast of Pentecost would be the one most likely because it’s the only Biblically significant date that seems to describe the Church.
But I’ve also written that I don’t believe that the Rapture is a date specific event, but is number specific instead. That means that it won’t happen on any particular day, but only when the pre-determined number of humans become believers. This conclusion comes from Romans 11:25. If you stop to think about it, the number specific concept is the only one consistent with the Doctrine of Immanency.
 

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ISRAEL NEWS:

I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING Zech. 12:2
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)

WORLD TERRORISM – WARS

GENERAL WORLD NEWS:

WORLD FINANCE:

MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:

2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land

CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:

Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another

EXTRA WORLD – ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

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WORLD – PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES PRESENTATIONMONDAY JUNE 17th 2019

 
MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83  – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNSTABLE FINANCIALLY, POLITICALLY, PHYSICALLY, MORAL, GODLY: – AND BECOMING MORE SO DAILY. (WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS (MATT 24:8)
THE BIBLE STATES THAT IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE BEFORE THE START OF THE TRIBULATION OF MANKIND – (REVELATION 6)
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
JEREMIAH 49:
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Possible Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
EZEKIEL 38 & 39
 

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LARGE EXPLOSION IN MILITARY ZONE OF DAMASCUS REPORTED

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Large explosion in military zone of Damascus—Syrian state TV
An explosion rocked a military area of Damascus early Saturday evening, Syrian state television reported, giving no further details on the blast.
“The blast heard in Damascus is a result of an explosion in a military zone in Mashrou Dummar”, a western suburb, state news agency SANA said.
The explosion was said to have been at an ammunition store in an area of the city housing military facilities, Hebrew-language media reported.
It was not immediately known what caused the blasts.
The explosion wounded eight pro-government fighters, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor.
In the predawn hours of Wednesday morning, Syrian state media reported that Israel fired several missiles toward a mountain near the Golan border. According to Syrian and Lebanese reports, the target of the strikes was infrastructure set up by the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group and its allies in recent months.
According to Syria’s official SANA news outlet, the strike targeted sites around Tel al-Harra, an area that Hezbollah has previously identified as being of “great strategic importance” because of the visibility it offers of the surrounding area. There were no reports of injuries.
SANA also reported Israel had jammed Syrian air defense radars in the area, in what it called an act of electronic warfare.
Israel has not officially commented on the alleged strike.
Earlier this month, two rockets were fired from Syria toward Israel’s Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria in recent years, usually targeting bases linked with Iran.
Toward the start of the Syrian civil war, the Israeli military established a number of “red lines” that if violated would result in a retaliatory strike, including any attacks — intentional or otherwise — against Israel.

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IRAN’S ADVANCED ATTACKS AND PRECISE WEAPONS

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Iran’s secrets for pulling off sneak attacks: Surprise, precise weapons, a new cruise missile
Four secret assets account for Iran’s success in pulling off half a dozen attacks on US allies in the past month, peaking in the sabotage of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, June 13. 
The element of surprise: Before the four tankers were sabotaged on May 12 and 14 outside the UAE port of Fujairah, no intelligence agency, whether American, Gulf Arab or Israeli, suspected this attack was coming. Intelligence data spoke of Iran activating Shiite militias to attack US military bases near the Syrian-Iraqi border, whereas four of the six hits until now targeted Gulf oil facilities and none aimed at US military targets. 
Tehran managed to keep its plans hidden from the eyes of hostile spy agencies and catch them all by surprise.
High professional standards of operation:  Iranian marine and special forces units assigned to these attacks were highly proficient. Attaching limpet mines to the hulls of four tankers (in May) and detonating them in precise order, undetected by US or other forces present in the region, called for top military skills. The same applied to the rockets, which were precisely guided to explode at a point close to the US embassy in Baghdad without damaging the building. It achieved its exact purpose, which was to avoid causing harm while warning the Americans that trouble was ahead. The rockets aimed at Israeli military positions on the Hermon were likewise programed to be harmless.
The escalating stages: The initial attacks caused no casualties and no irreversible damage to the four tankers opposite Fujairah port. The next strikes against Saudi oil pipeline pumping stations delayed the flow through the east-west pipeline but the damage was quickly repaired. However, the June 13 attack on the two supertankers which caught fire in the Gulf of Oman was a dangerous escalation. Whereas Iranian soldiers were caught on video removing an unexploded limpet mine from the Japanese Kokuka Courageous to remove the evidence, witnesses aboard the tanker denied that the explosion was caused by mines and claimed it was caused by “flying objects.” 
This incident is under investigation. Military experts maintain that whether it was caused by magnetic mines or a torpedo, the explosive must have been planted by saboteurs on fast boats or mini submarines, which crept up to the tankers undetected by the US, British or French warships patrolling this key international oil route. –  
Precise weaponry: All the weapons the Iranians have used hitherto have operated faultlessly, none missing their mark. DEBKA Weekly’s military sources note that until now, no one had appreciated that Iran was in possession of a weapon systems capable of hitting a target with only a 1.5-meter margin of error. It was first discovered on Wednesday, June 12, when Yemeni Houthi rebels fired Iran’s new Soumar cruise missile at the southwestern Saudi airport of Abha, directly hitting and destroying the control tower. This incident revealed that Iran had delivered this cruise missile to the Yemen rebels, or components for assembling it, so crossing another red line. The worry in the US and Israel now is that Tehran may now decide to arm its Lebanese proxy, Hizballah with the precise Soumar cruise missile, which carries half a ton of explosives and has a range of up to 2,500 kilometers.  

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U.S. MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR POTENTIAL ESCALATION VS IRAN

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Pentagon Readies “Contingency Plans” For Potential Escalation Against Iran
Amid fears that the US is running headlong into yet another sure to be disastrous war in the Middle East, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters Friday that the Pentagon is prepping “contingency plans” should things quickly escalate militarily.
“When you look at the situation… 15 percent of the world’s oil flows through the Strait of Hormuz,” Shanahan said as quoted in The Washington Times. “So we obviously need to make contingency plans should the situation deteriorate. We also need to broaden our support for this international situation.”
The Pentagon indicated it’s further implementing plans to coordinate with America’s international allies in the event of military confrontation with Iran — something which could prove difficult given the European Union has urged “maximum restraint” following Thursday’s tanker attacks incident Washington quickly blamed on Iran. The UK has been the only exception, which immediately stood behind Pompeo and Trump’s assessment. 
Notably, as The Washington Times reports further of Friday’s press briefing, “the Pentagon is planning for the possible deployment of additional U.S. forces to the Persian Gulf region in the event the threat from Iran worsens.”
Weeks ago as tensions began soaring in the region following John Bolton’s claimed intelligence of a “heightened threat” of Iran or its allies attacking nearby US troops, the Pentagon deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group, at least 1500 extra troops, as well as B-52 bombers, drones, and patriot missile batteries. 
Likely the Pentagon will use the tanker incident to keep up the pressure on Tehran: “The more information that we can declassify, the more information we can share, we will. And that’s our intent. And I think as you saw yesterday — doing it quickly,” Shanahan continued in his statement. 
However, as to the origin of what CENTCOM said were Limpet mines attached to the side of one of the tankers, which the US Navy produced a video of what it said were IRGC forces removing, the Pentagon gave no indication that it would provide proof of just who it was that placed them there or the mines’ manufacturer. 

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BLACK SEA MADNESS

https://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – by Jack Kinsella
US, NATO Consumed By “Black Sea Madness”
Authored by Martin Sieff via The Strategic Culture Foundation,
Whom the gods would destroy, Friedrich Nietzsche famously said, they first make mad. What would Nietzsche make of the current, truly mad US and NATO obsession with charging into the Black Sea? It is a useful thought to ponder.
The Black Sea was far outside NATO’s traditional theater of operations for most of the Alliance’s history. However, Brussels and Washington have been piling up their military assets and visibility in the region like bees at a honey pot – or like a rogue herd of elephants charging off the edge of a cliff.
Yet NATO’s “In Your Face” presence in the Black Sea protects no one. On the contrary, it puts America’s allies in the region at grave risk by escalating tensions and increasing the danger that full scale war could break out by deliberately manufactured incident (Just think the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964) and or through a random error or clash that escalates out of control.
The US/NATO forward presence in the Black Sea is strategic madness. And it replicates parallel incendiary US exercises in fake macho stupidity against Beijing in the South China Sea: A region from which the Chinese people suffered invasion and societal collapse on a genocidal scale following defeats by Britain and France in the First Opium War (1839-42) and by Imperial Japan in its terrible invasion of summer 1937.
Washington seems equally intent on opening up a third front against Iran with its parallel forward policy in the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.
Three simultaneous wars against three major nations, two of which are the largest, most populous in the world and formidably nuclear armed? US grand strategy –insofar as there is one – seems to have national suicide as its only goal.
This is especially bizarre in the Black Sea: Washington’s strongest and most important ally in the region, Turkey is now on the brink of being expelled from NATO because of the Turkish government’s determination to buy Russia’s excellent S-400 air defense system, the best of its kind in the world.
Worse yet, if the United States pushes ahead with defying the 1936 Montreux Convention and packing the Black Sea with its warships, combat aircraft and other military assets, it risks having them cut off if an enraged Turkey closes the Bosporus Strait past Istanbul to them. There is no way the United States could maintain its own, and other NATO forces meant to “protect” Ukraine and Georgia in the Black Sea if Russia and Turkey, supported by a friendly China and Iran decided to cut them off or move against them.
The United States would then have the choice between surrendering, losing a catastrophic conventional war on a scale never before experienced or going nuclear.
President Donald Trump repeatedly proclaims his desire for peace and appears to be sincere at a conscious level. Yet he has appointed and allowed himself to be surrounded by wild extremists and adventurers. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Curtis Scaparotti have all talked tough about maintaining and expanding US military power in the Black Sea.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, a man so feckless and irresponsible he could not even protect the teenagers of his own political party in his native Norway from being massacred by a single, hate-crazed extremist, continues to eagerly pour gasoline on this incendiary region, drunk in his delusion that he a leader of courage and competence.
Probably 99 percent of Americans care less about the history and strategic importance of the Black Sea than about the Dark Side of the Moon. Yet no doubt, as usual they will let themselves be herded by the slick, superficial demagogues of their mass media into passively going along with these mad and delusional policies.
The bottom line is all too clear: The US ever-expanding presence in the Black Sea cannot be sustained. The US itself is driving Turkey out of NATO which will force Ankara to join or associate with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation for its own protection and survival. Then Washington will no longer be able to get away with breaking the 1936 Montreux Convention at will to flood the Black Sea with its warships.
The United States will then face the choice of either swallowing its pride, acknowledging its bluffs have failed and backing down and out of the region or facing the virtual certainty of national catastrophe.
It is all too obvious what the choice will be.

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‘BIGGEST ANIMAL DISEASE OUTBREAK WE’VE EVER HAD

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The biggest animal disease outbreak of all time is going out-of-control right now!
A deadly pig virus, the “pig Ebola,” is spreading uncontrollably across huge swathes of the world in what’s become the biggest animal disease outbreak the planet has ever faced.
Outbreaks of African swine fever have recently taken hold in pig farms across mainland China, Hong Kong, North Korea, Mongolia, and Vietnam. There have also been reports of infected wild boars in parts of Eastern and Central Europe.
Up to 200 million pigs are currently infected, while millions more are being culled into an attempt to contain the situation. However, in all likelihood, the problem won’t be resolved for years to come.
This is the biggest animal disease outbreak we’ve ever had on the planet,” said Dirk Pfeiffer, a veterinary epidemiologist at City University of Hong Kong and expert on African swine fever.
It makes the foot and mouth disease and BSE [mad cow disease] outbreaks pale in comparison to the damage that is being done.
African swine fever does not affect humans, even if you eat tainted pork. However, it is highly contagious to pigs and wild boars with almost a 100 percent fatality rate. 
The virus itself is as tough as nails:
  • It can survivein refrigerated blood for 6 years and in serum at room temperature for 18 months.
  • It can even live in salami and salted meats that have not been cooked or smoked for 6 months.
  • On top of that, it’s surprisingly resilient to temperature extremes and pH.
  • There is currently no cure or vaccine, although researchers are investigatingthe use of gene editing to make pigs resistant to the virus.
  • Recent attempts to develop a vaccinationagainst African swine fever have also shown promise but require further research. 
Now, African swine fever has done the one thing that scientists were fearing most: it’s got a foothold in Chinahome to 440 million pigs, half the planet’s total. In August 2018, China reported the first African swine fever outbreak in Liaoning province and its since been spreading like wildfire across East Asia and beyond. 
It’s unprecedented, and there are many dimensions of the situation that are still not fully understood,” said Justin Sherrard, Rabobank’s global strategist for animal protein.

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NEW ZEALAND HIT BY ‘MASSIVE’ 7.4 QUAKE

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New Zealand earthquake: Massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Kermadec Islands
The Ministry of Civil Defence Management and GNS Science in New Zealand are currently investigating the possibility of a tsunami hitting the country following the colossal quake. The earthquake hit the Kermadec Islands, approximately 620 miles northeast of New Zealand. 
The colossal quake hit at 11.54pm BST (11.54am local time) according to the USGS.
The New Zealand Civil Defense released a statement saying: “We are assessing whether the M7.4 Kermadec Islands region earthquake poses any tsunami threat to New Zealand.
“If a tsunami has been generated it is not likely to arrive in New Zealand for at least two hours.”
The USGS reported that the quake had a depth of 21 miles.
The epicentre was around 93 miles (150km) from L’Esperance rock halfway between New Zealand and Tongo.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: “Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 kilometres of the earthquake epicentre.”
Following that statement, the New Zealand Civil Defense announced that there was no tsunami threat to the country.
They said: “There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the M7.0 Kermadec Islands region earthquake.
“Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to NZ.”

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U.S. HAS 12 WETTEST MONTHS IN 125 YEARS

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The US just witnessed its 12 wettest months in 125 years, and the floods keep coming
Flooding swamped parts of the Southeast over the weekend, with as much as a foot of rain falling in western North Carolina. 
At the same time, the Mississippi River continued its long-lasting assault on communities along its banks.
Just the latest high-water news, during what has seemed like a never-ending parade of storms. 
During May, a stormy pattern, headlined by widespread flooding in the nation’s heartland and a two-week swarm of tornadoes, boosted the nationally averaged precipitation to the second-highest level on record for the month. The 4.41 inches recorded was 1.5 inches above normal, trailing only May 2015′s 4.44 inches, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The substantial May total helped pushed the most recent 12-month output for the Lower 48 states to the highest level in 125 years of record-keeping (since 1895): 37.68 inches. It easily topped the previous record 12-month total of 36.20 inches set just last month.
Over the weekend in North Carolina and parts of the adjacent region, early-season extreme heat and a rapidly developing drought was replaced by intense rainfall. The signals for flooding were seen days in advance, yet the ferocity of the rainfall was still hard to fathom. 
Flooding could become a concern over the next several days as high pressure to the north and an upper level low over the southeast pull both Atlantic and Gulf moisture into Western North Carolina #wncwx#ncwx pic.twitter.com/4UpXX3dOHy
Saturday evening, the Weather Prediction Center warned of “high risk” as rainfall coalesced over western North Carolina. 
A large area saw totals as high as 10 to 12 inches, with a few spots exceeding that. Peak totals of 13.64 inches near Brookford and 13.57 inches east of Boone were reported.
Jennifer Kyle Arthur shared this photo of Mitchell Mill Rd in Rolesville. Turn around when you see a flooded road! There may not even be a road left under some of the floodwaters! pic.twitter.com/drAcGFOn6n
Extreme rainfall over a short period led to many waterways overflowing their banks, washing out roads and entering homes or businesses. The worst was focused in the mountains and foothills. Mountain Island Lake, northwest of Charlotte, saw rapid rises, which led to flooded homes. The peak water level there was the second highest on record. Near Lincolnton, also northwest of Charlotte, three people died when a car accident left them submerged in floodwater. 
The Mighty Mississippi
Five hundred miles to the northwest, a slower-motion flood reached its latest apex in and around the St. Louis area over the weekend. 
The Mississippi River at St. Louis crested @ 46.02 ft. Second highest crest in history, falling roughly 3.5 ft short of the record crest of 1993. Second major flood crest this year & 6th time since 2013. Of the 12 major crests, half have occurred in the past six years. #stlwxpic.twitter.com/M4SWCX2VQX
— NWS St. Louis (@NWSStLouis) June 9, 2019
In what has become the longest cycle of Mississippi River flooding since 1927, Saturday’s crest of 46.02 feet at St. Louis was the second-highest on record for that location, behind only the 49.58 foot mark set during the Great Flood of 1993. 
The Weather Service office in St. Louis notes that this is the sixth major crest of the Mississippi at St. Louis since 2013, all top-10 marks at a location where records date to the 1700s. 
Key point below: “Of the 12 major crests, half have occurred in the past six years.” And the Mississippi at St. Louis has been monitored since the late 1700s! https://t.co/1oCkvT90ez
— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) June 9, 2019
Although the Mississippi has been subject to more and more flood-control measures, various levee and dam failures and over-toppings have caused water to inundate a number of towns and cities in recent months. 
Alton, Ill., to the north of St. Louis, was the latest victim when a flood wall failed last week. 
Following a wet 2018, the floods of 2019 burst onto the scene in the central United States in mid-March, when snow-melt and heavy rain inundated parts of Nebraska and IowaSince then, flash flooding and river flooding have engulfed large portions of the Plains and Midwest as well as the Corn Belt. 
But the deluges have fanned out from this region at times, including to Houston last week, and now the Southeast. 

 

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