Australia is not the only area being affected by rain and flooding:
(Reuters) – Floods and landslides devastated mountain towns near Rio de Janeiro, killing 147 people and bringing the death toll on Wednesday from heavy rains in southern Brazil to at least 160.
At least 122 people were killed in Teresopolis, about 62 miles north of Rio, town officials said, after hillsides and riverbanks buckled under the equivalent of a month’s rainfall in 24 hours, sending water and mud surging through communities.
At least 25 people were killed in two other towns in the region, local officials said.
The rains sweeping southeastern Brazil also killed 13 people in Sao Paulo state on Tuesday and snarled transport in the country’s financial capital.
About 50 people were believed missing just in Teresopolis, the city’s mayor, Jorge Mario, told Globo television. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70B5AM20110112
Jesus warned about a time of troubles called the beginning of sorrows:
8 … And there will be…troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:8)
We may be at this prophetic point as all the floods and other problems that have happened in the past year could be considered as “troubles”.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Mexico, Central America, South America, and Brazil in Prophecy [Español: México, America Central, Suramérica, y el Brasil en profecíal] [Português: México, América Central, Ámérica do Sul, e Brasil na profecia] What will happen to those of Latin America? Will they have prosperity? Will they cooperate with Europe? Will they suffer in the future? What rule might the various Caribbean nations/territories play?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011 or 2012? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? What is “the beginning of sorrows”? Have we begun or are we about ready for “the beginning of sorrows” to begin.