Major Storms Hitting North America and Australia, Food Production Could Be Impacted


There are reports of major storms for North America and Australia:

Ontario snow storm causes closures, traffic headaches

Wed Feb. 02 2011 07:37:22 News StaffA powerful winter storm bringing strong winds and near whiteout conditions has snarled traffic and caused hundreds of flight cancellations in southern Ontario.

The system, which made its way north from Texas on Tuesday and overnight, began dumping snow on the region early Wednesday morning.

Roads quickly became hazardous and commuters were warned by Environment Canada that all unnecessary travel should be avoided.

Huge winter storm threatens U.S. wheat, cattle
Reuters – Feb 1, 2011

A major winter storm sweeping across the U.S. Plains could wreak havoc on agricultural operations, threatening the dormant winter wheat crop, cattle herds and grain deliveries. The key farm states of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri were being hammered Tuesday by what forecasters said could be a record-setting combination of frigid conditions and snowfall of a foot or more in some areas.

“This is a big storm,” said Pat Slattery, spokesman for the National Weather Service central region.

The storm is set to move into the Midwest region later on Tuesday and is forecast to dump up to two feet of snow on Chicago, home of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME.O) and the Chicago Board of Trade…

Any damage to the crop would rally CBOT wheat futures Wc1, which are already trading around 29-month highs due to a drought in Russia and rains which damaged the Australian crop.

Australia’s Cyclone Yasi may destroy even ‘cyclone proof’ homes
Yasi is headed for major towns and cities along the northeast coast. It is believed to be the strongest ever to hit Australia, surpassing Cyclone Tracy which largely destroyed the northern city of Darwin in 1974.
Residents warned to ‘get out now’ as Cyclone Yasi bears down on Queensland
How Cyclone Yasi compares around the world
Feb 2, 2011

IF you’re struggling to grasp the magnitude of Tropical Cyclone Yasi, consider this: it is so large it would almost cover the United States, most of Asia and large parts of Europe. Most of the coverage about the scale of Yasi has tried to compare it with storms of the past – it’s bigger than Larry, more powerful than Tracy.

But just as powerful is this comparison, showing this storm is continental in size.  The main bloc of the cyclone is 500km wide, while its associated activity, shown above in a colour-coding to match intensity, stretches over 2000km.

The storm’s scale of destruction is as shocking as it is inevitable…

The economic impact would be felt around the world.

Sugar Rises to 30-Year High as Storm Heads for Australian Crop

Bloomberg – Isis Almeida – ‎33 minutes ago‎
Sugar rose to a 30-year high in New York and reached the highest price since 1989 in London on speculation Cyclone Yasi will damage the crop in Australia, the world’s third-largest exporter.

So North America is starting to experience a major winter storm, while Australia a major hurricane/cyclone.  And this is on top of the flooding that Australia has recently had.  Prior to this, food prices were already rising (see Food Costs Rising).

While I normally do not post about such storms until after they have caused more damage, because of everything going on in the Middle East right now, and the fact that increased food prices in Tunisia were believed to be the initial trigger for the protests, it seemed that reporting something that may further result in increases in the price of food made some sense.

Jesus, of course, warned about a time with such issues that many in the world are now facing:

8 … And there will be…famines and 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”.

The “beginning of sorrows” that Jesus referred to could have started. Food shortages will affect North Americans and Australians more than most believe.

Jesus also said:

37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch! (Mark 13:37)

Food prices are something to watch.

Tougher times are coming. And for some parts of the world these tougher time may be here now. People who can prepare, should. Both spiritually and physically.

To learn more, please check out the following articles:

Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Prophecies of Barack Obama?
Are there biblical and non-biblical prophecies about Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? This is a lengthy article with many prophecies that Barack Obama may end up fulfilling.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled by him?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, or 2012? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What is the “beginning of sorrows”? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?

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