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Is Route Taken By 'Katrina' a Rehearsal For a Future Mega Hurricane?

The storm that has hit the Miami megalopolis has taken a route very similar to what is envisioned for a future "superstorm." That coming tempest would be a super-category-five, however, and is seen as arriving somewhere just north of Miami, as Hurricane Katrina has (making landfall between Hallandale Beach and North Miami Beach). The super-storm may arrive somewhat north of that, and would pack far more than Katrina's 80-mile-per-hour winds.

At least, that has been our prognostication of what will happen if there is not enough prayer, and if protection is not reinstituted over the huge and growing Miami metropolitan area, which now reaches nearly to Vero Beach.

Home to many dedicated Christians, and worthy of all our supplications, it is also one of the nation's loci for drugs, theft, and materialism. In fact the center of the nation's mammon is arguably the corridor stretching from Jupiter Beach to West Palm (where yachts are parked like cars in front of mansions). The area has also become a hotspot for everything from MTV awards and pornography to human microchip production.

In Sent To Earth a mega-storm was described as one with sustained winds of 200 miles per hour and gusts far above that, based on calculations granted by scientists in England who foresee a 25 percent increase in hurricane wind speeds in coming decades due to global climate change (a scientist at Princeton set the figure at more like a 12 percent increase). These calculations were then factored with the top sustained winds of the most deadly hurricane to hit the U.S., the Labor Day storm of 1935. According to new technology, past wind speeds were greater than actually recorded, so that future storms with projected increases from 12 to 25 percent theoretically, in a mega-storm scenario, could put sustained winds at 230 miles per hour, nearly the level of a tornado.

With prayer, of course, this will not and should not happen. But it will if current trends -- both in the spiritual and temporal -- continue. Throughout history, according to Christian belief, storms have been affected by spiritual forces. As Jesus showed, the seas can be calmed, although there is also the devil as "prince of the power of the air." The word "hurricane" itself comes from the Mayan word hurrucan for "evil spirit."

Where Katrina's hurricane winds extended only 25 miles from the center, there have been many typhoons and hurricanes that have had much wider reach, and we have warned of a reach of a hundred miles for hurricane-force winds and possibly double or even triple that, with gale-force winds extending for a radius of 600 miles (as happened with a typhoon called Tip), effectively blanketing an entire region.

But like Katrina, a mega-storm could take a cross-state route and re-enter warm waters like the Gulf, posing a second threat from the Florida Panhandle to Texas (and especially to below-sea-level New Orleans).

Many have forgotten that a hurricane struck the Miami area with such devastating force in the 1920s that there were those who wondered about the very viability of locating a city there.

"In a landfall between Miami and Fort Lauderdale people would be affected from the Keys to Daytona," warned the book. "As the storm began to grind inland, floodwaters would rise with stunning speed." If it crossed state on a more northerly route than Katrina, said the book, it would cause damage in the Tampa area and  would be "America's first statewide disaster."

"The big ones were coming," said the book, which predicted the increase in hurricane frequency and landfalls as a first indication. "And it would deserve the term 'mega,' with Florida and specifically the 'Gold Coast,' the corridor between Miami and Pam Beach, the most inviting target, a candidate for the kind of event that would be heard by everyone everywhere."


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