God's wrath lashes U.S.: Divine warnings quickly come to passBy Starla Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Last updated: Feb 5, 2014 - 11:20:05 AM
Some religious scholars estimated Noah preached and warned the people of his time upwards of 120 years before the floods came.
At Final Call presstime, three more Winter Storms, Maximus, Nika and a third weather front were projected to pummel dozens of states including the Plains, Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast with more snow, ice and freezing rain. Winter storm warnings, watches and advisories were being issued Feb. 3. New York was expected to receive between 6-9 inches of snow, parts of Missouri, Indiana and Ohio 9-12 inches and 12-18 inches in Central Pennsylvania. In anticipation of the severe weather, schools were already closed in Philadelphia. Over 1,500 flights had been cancelled.
One weather forecaster said conditions were ripe for a “blockbuster of a coastal storm where we will be talking about snow in feet,” in the second week of February.
Described as “paralyzing,” Winter Storm Leon hit Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia Jan. 28 leaving devastation and confusion in its wake.
The storm resulted in thousands of traffic accidents, flight cancellations and is blamed for at least 12 deaths. In Alabama, more than 11,000 school children were forced to spend the night at schools. Government offices and schools were closed for days in several in states.
In North Carolina, nearly 3,000 were without power. In South Carolina the highway patrol responded to over 800 collisions, the Virginia coast was pummeled by 10 inches of snow and ice closed more than 20 highways in Louisiana, reported the Associated Press.
“Snow and ice for us is absolutely unheard of,” said Charleston, S.C. resident Don Enoch Muhammad. Traveling from Columbia to Charleston, snow blanketed the sides of the roads he told The Final Call. “We don’t ever see this kind of weather at this end of the state … sometimes in the upper region of the state, but the part of the state where I am is called the low country, we don’t get what we’re seeing now.”
The Georgia State Patrol responded to over 1,460 weather-related crashes, resulting in 175 injuries Jan. 28 and Jan. 29.
In the capital of Atlanta, over 200 school children were forced to spend the night on stranded school buses, hundreds more overnight in schools as worried parents were unable to travel safely to get to them.
The National Guard was deployed along interstates, distributing water, MRE’s (meals ready to eat) and blankets to stranded motorists. There were numerous reports of Good Samaritans assisting.
Leroy Muhammad of Atlanta is a manager at a rental car agency who initially planned to help drive employees to work in the inclement weather. He got more than he bargained for when he ended up travelling hours over miles of ice-slicked roads in two days, rescuing nearly a dozen people including his wife, mother-in-law, a friend’s daughter and giving rides to co-workers and complete strangers who needed help.
“As I was out, getting my employees, I just made it a point to help whoever I saw,” he said.
Schools children, city, state and business employees were released at the same time causing what many called the “commute from hell.” Thousands of motorists were stranded in standstill traffic for hours on freeway outer belts around the city.
Exactly how much the swath of winter storms will cost was not known at Final Call presstime. However, costs are expected to be in the billions according to preliminary reports. The Baton Rouge Area Chamber said the price tag could be $40 million for Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, reported nola.com. Flight cancellations and delays were projected to cost airlines $1.4 billion according to moneynews.com.
The Hon. Elijah Muhammad taught Allah (God) would chastise America with weather for her enslavement of Black people and over 400 years of brutal, inhumane treatment of Black people.
Min. Farrakhan said his teacher also told him God would drop temperatures from 80 to 20 degrees within just a few hours, causing the cold to penetrate open pores, resulting in sickness and death. It is happening even as I am speaking, he warned in the Jan. 25 broadcast.
“The temperature is dropping in some places from 50 degrees to 20 below zero! God is at work! You can call it ‘global warming’— God is able to warm it. He is able to cool it, for he is the Master over all that makes the heat or cooling! He is able to freeze it; he is able to make it liquid. He is in power today,” Min. Farrakhan stated emphatically.
Carl Parker, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, said the day before freezing conditions struck Atlanta, the temperature was 61 degrees, resulting in warm ground. When snow swept in on the warm ground and melted slightly, the cold, dry air refroze melted snow resulting in “virtually all roads” covered in sheets of ice, Mr. Parker explained.
“I’ve been saying to all of us, we better listen to the voice of God in our midst. I’m making it very clear to everybody; I’m talking about the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Make no mistake about it,” said Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad.
The Hon. Elijah Muhammad and Min. Farrakhan continuously warned families must prepare for disasters by storing up food, water and supplies for emergencies, said Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad. Both men also teach families must have their survival kits and enough food stored in their homes to last six months to one year.
“The things that the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is saying that’s happening, it’s happening right now and we better get our survival kits together,” said Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad.