The impacts of an unharnessed "Mother Nature" are being experienced in two unique storms - Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the East and Hurricane Florence and her remnants along the southeastern seaboard of the United States (US). There have been victims and there will be more victims of these two powerful weather systems, thus we pray for their comfort, safety and resolve to rebuild in the aftermaths.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut with winds of up to 180 mph is bearing down on the northern half of the Philippines today following a path of destruction across Guam and the Marshall Islands. Thousands of residents have been evacuated across the Philippines and troops have been deployed to aid in recovery efforts ahead of the storm that threatens four million people in the northern Philippines.
Up next for Super Typhoon Mangkhut could be China's southern region, including Hong Kong and Macau, by Sunday and Vietnam by Monday.
In the US, copious amounts of rainfall, a strong tidal surge, and swollen waterways are eroding beaches and causing major flooding as Hurricane Florence batters the state of North Carolina. Thousands of Carolinians have been evacuated from the storms path, yet many residents remain in danger because of the slowing moving system that could drop feet of rainfall on areas already prone to flooding.