As Hurricane Nicole weakens as much as 8” of rain expected for northern FL

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • At least 2 reported dead as Nicole weakens after striking Florida’s east coast as the first US hurricane in November in nearly 40 years
  • A tornado threat, plus powerful wind and heavy rain, are expected to continue Thursday in parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina after Nicole
  • Meanwhile, communities are assessing the damage.
  • At least 49 beachfront buildings including 24 hotels and condos have been deemed “unsafe” following Hurricane Nicole in Volusia County
  • More than 237,000 homes and businesses in Florida were without power late Thursday, according to PowerOutage.us.
  • Nicole’s landfall Thursday was the latest in a calendar year a hurricane has ever struck Florida’s Atlantic coast. It broke the record set by the Yankee Hurricane, which hit Florida’s east coast on November 4, 1935.

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Late season hurricane Floridians take cover

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Nicole, Rare November Hurricane, Pounds Florida Coast
  • The rare November hurricane had already led officials to shut down airports and theme parks and order evacuations that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.
  • Nicole was a Category 1 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph
  • It was centered about 30 miles (25 kilometers) east-southeast of Fort Pierce and was moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h).
  • Tropical storm force winds extended as far as 485 miles (780 kilometers) from the center in some directions.
  • The sprawling storm is then forecast to head into Georgia and the Carolinas later Thursday and Friday, dumping heavy rain across the region.
  • Winds were the biggest concern and significant power outages could occur, but that 16,000 linemen were on standby to restore power as well as 600 guardsmen and seven search and rescue teams.

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Florida sticks with DeSantis in Governor race

Romans 13:1 says, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

Important Takeaways:

  • DeSantis Defeats Crist, Wins 2nd Term as Florida Governor
  • DeSantis’ win continues a rightward shift for what was once the nation’s largest swing state, as voters embraced a governor who reveled in culture war politics and framed his candidacy as a battle against the “woke agenda” of liberals.
  • He gained significant national attention during the start of the coronavirus pandemic through his outspoken opposition to continued lockdowns and to mask and vaccine mandates, and eventually displayed an eagerness to wade into nearly any cultural divide, including immigration, gender, education and more.

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Florida’s East Coast prepares for Hurricane Nicole, issues Evacuation orders for coastal towns

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Florida Prepares For Nicole: Evacuations Ordered, Airports Closing
  • Mandatory evacuations have been issued in parts of Florida, schools are closing, airports shutting down and residents are boarding up windows as Nicole tracks toward the state’s Atlantic coast.
  • Volusia and Palm Beach counties announced mandatory evacuations of certain residents and areas on Tuesday.
  • “Tropical Storm Nicole poses a direct threat to property and life,” Volusia County Manager George Recktenwald said in a news release. “Residents need to take this storm seriously.”
  • Many of those areas are still recovering from Hurricane Ian.

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All eyes on Subtropical Storm Nicole as DeSantis issues State of Emergency for 34 counties

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Subtropical Storm Nicole strengthens, prompting new watches, warnings for Florida, Georgia coasts
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency for 34 counties as Nicole is forecast to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane along the state’s east coast Wednesday night or early Thursday.
  • Nicole is a very large storm, so regardless of its strength as it approaches Florida and the southeastern U.S., significant impacts will be far-reaching and persist for multiple consecutive days along a vast portion of the Eastern Seaboard.
  • North Palm Beach, Florida, to Altamaha Sound, Georgia, including the St. Johns River to the Fuller Warren Bridge: 3 to 5 feet
  • Johns River south of the Fuller Warren Bridge to Georgetown in Florida: 2 to 4 feet
  • Hallandale Beach to North Palm Beach in Florida: 2 to 4 feet
  • North of Ocean Reef to Hallandale Beach in Florida, including Biscayne Bay: 1 to 2 feet
  • Nicole is then expected to spread northward up the Eastern Seaboard from Thursday into the weekend.
  • Southeastern Georgia and portions of South Carolina could pick up 1 to 4 inches of rain on Thursday and Thursday night. Flash, urban and small stream flooding are possible in these areas.

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University of Georgia and Florida denounce Anti-Semitic messaging

Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you

Important Takeaways:

  • Florida, Georgia and SEC Respond to Anti-Semitic Messaging in Jacksonville
  • The Universities of Florida and Georgia released a statement on Sunday morning condemning antisemitic signage that was projected onto TIAA Bank Field and surrounding areas of Jacksonville, Fla. around Saturday night’s annual matchup between the Gators and Bulldogs.
  • A message reading “Kanye was right about the Jews” was projected onto the back of a scoreboard at TIAA Bank Field after the game, in reference to musician Kanye West’s recent antisemitic and threatening comments on social media.
  • The same message was projected onto the 11 East Forsyth historic structure in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday.
  • So without going through all the guff. In short Kanye believes an elite cabal of Jews runs the World

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Sanibel Island, Fort Myers severely damaged by Hurricane Ian in Lee County

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • The Sanibel Causeway is severely damaged.
  • Across Florida, at least 94 people have died in the storm, according to information compiled from local officials. Of those, about 54 were in Lee County, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said
  • “But right now, [the plan is] getting everybody off that island and to safety. It is not habitable.”
  • Destruction to roads, including bridges that appear partially sunken.
  • It is likely that some areas in southwest Florida had storm surge higher than 12 feet.
  • This is going to be a long process

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South Carolina prepares for Ian after Florida devastation

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘Cities That Don’t Look Like Cities Anymore’: After Ian Devastates FL, SC Braces for Impact
  • As of Thursday night, 12 people had been confirmed dead, and the search continues.
  • And Hurricane Ian isn’t finished. The still-dangerous Category 1 storm has regained power, now with winds of 85 mph, and is ready to make a second strike on the U.S., taking aim at South Carolina.
  • President Biden is declaring an emergency in South Carolina ahead of the storm, and federal help is on standby to supplement local response efforts. He’s promising aid for those who don’t have insurance and for those who have lost property.
  • Meanwhile, in southwest Florida, the focus is on search and rescue.
  • Roughly 700 rescues were conducted on Thursday, mostly by air
  • Ian knocked out electricity for 2.6 million Florida homes and businesses — nearly a quarter of utility customers. More than 2 million of them are still in the dark.
  • “The impacts of this storm are historic and the damage that was done has been historic,” Gov. DeSantis said.
  • Residents who chose to ride out the storm in areas like hard-hit Fort Myers have witnessed total destruction all around them.

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As Florida begins cleaning up Ian heads to Georgia bringing heavy rains and storm surge

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Sharks in the Streets, Homes Floating Away; Monster Storm Ian Now Heads to Georgia and Carolinas
  • It’s the fifth strongest hurricane to ever hit the American mainland, trapping people in flooded homes amid rising floodwaters.
  • Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm with 150 mile-per-hour top winds, striking Charlotte harbor, south of Tampa, sending a storm surge of 12 to 18 feet through the cities of Fort Myers and Naples.
  • Flash flooding is still a concern as it’s expected to drop at least 30 inches of rain in some areas.
  • Sharks were seen swimming in the streets.
  • Rescue teams and state officials are fanning out to help victims and begin assessing damage.
  • Now a tropical storm, Ian has moved into the Atlantic and is expected to make landfall again in Georgia or South Carolina this weekend, bringing heavy winds, rain and storm surge.

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Millions without power after Hurricane carved path across Florida

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • People trapped, 2.5M without power as Ian drenches Florida
  • Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction across Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, destroying a historic waterfront pier and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain over a huge area on Thursday.
  • Ian’s tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to 415 miles (665 km), drenching much of Florida and the southeastern Atlantic coast.
  • Ron DeSantis later said that toll was not confirmed
  • The amount of water that’s been rising, and will likely continue to rise today even as the storm is passing, basically a 500-year flooding event.

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