Hurricane Michael could hit North Florida as Category 4
We are less than a day away from a Big Bend hurricane strike with only a handful of antecedents in local weather history. And unfortunately, Hurricane Michael is intensifying, just as predicted.
As of the 5 p.m. Tuesday NHC advisory, Hurricane Michael has officially reached Category 3 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. With the eye clearing out and recon and satellite observations of a nearly closed eyewall, Michael may not be done strengthening and is as likely as not to reach Category 4 intensity in the next 12 hours.
Michael looks to peak in intensity overnight, just as it reaches the westward apogee of its arc across the Gulf of Mexico. Most hurricanes approaching the northern Gulf weaken somewhat on approach, but there continue to be reasons why Michael will defy that precedent....
Don Tian wrote: those utility crews are not doing it for free. the victims of the hurricane will be paying for all these services later on with higher electric bills.
Not sure what Jim‚Äôs verse had to do with the guys from the power company as it is addressed to Christians and how they treat their brethren in the Lord.
Nevertheless, these guys are traveling over twelve hundred miles to live in an area with no electricity or running water to help people in need. They will be away from their families and the comforts and conveniences of home for a long stretch of time to help people they don‚Äôt even know get their lives back together. Their grueling work will often be unthanked but not unnoticed. Why do you post the idea that it is somehow less honorable because they aren‚Äôt doing it for "free." It definitely has a cost and the Bible says the laborer is worthy of his reward and scolds those who hold back the wages of those who have worked. If a workman performs a service for you, yes they get paid for their work.
James 2:14¬†What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith o but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15¬† If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16¬† and one of you says to them, ‚ÄúGo in peace, be warmed and filled,‚ÄĚ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17¬†So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.---ESV
KETV wrote: Utility crews from Nebraska are heading to Florida as Hurricane Michael approaches the panhandle of Florida's Gulf Coast.
Lincoln Electric System is sending 14 employees and nine vehicles. A six-man crew from Grand Island is going with them.
excerpt from, "Nebraska utility companies head to Florida ahead of Hurricane Michael"
Our utility companies and National Guard do a pretty good job of helping out in other people's emergencies
James Thomas, I hope you aren't in the path of this hurricane.
Frank wrote: Amen brother! I'm sure most of us are praying for God's grace, mercy and omnipotence regarding this storm. I live in Fla., but there is not even a hint of a warning for my area. I pray that those in Christ who are affected will be salt and light to those around them and many will be drawn to Christ through this!
Good thoughts bros.
My Prayers are with those who will be effected as well. We will have conditions for tornadoes and heavy rains where I'm at but nothing like the devastation occurring in the pan handle.