Hurricane Irma brings pain, trauma, destruction unseen in modern history
(Source: FinalCall.com) Nuclear hurricane. Storm of the Century. Monster storm.
These unimaginable terms were used to describe the force and power of Hurricane Irma which has engulfed the entire State of Florida and then moved into South Carolina and Georgia.
Irma terrorized the entire state of Florida as a well-organized hurricane maintaining winds of 185 mph. Irma left nearly seven or eight million people without power, and wreaked other unprecedented havoc, starting first in the Caribbean.
Charles Clave of Naples, Fla., is a Christian evangelist. He evacuated with his family, including his 84-year-old wheelchair bound mother.
He told them, “We need to get out of here. It is life altering. I’m too old and I don’t have time to be holding doors and hiding in the closet and not knowing if I’m going to make it out of there. It’s frightening.”
He’s been through several hurricanes, the most devastating being Andrew which devastated Florida in 1992.
“Once the storm starts, oh my God. It sounds like a hundred trains. … I looked out the window and I couldn’t see nothing but water. I smelled the ocean, and my uncle and I hid in the bathroom while the bathroom walls was breathing in and out, expanding, expanding,” Mr. Clave told The Final Call.
He said he’s never prayed so hard before or since and the experience during Hurricane Andrew was so traumatic his girlfriend at the time miscarried.
“The Minister gave divine guidance,” said Student Minister Patrick Muhammad of the Nation of Islam mosque in Miami after speaking with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam as Irma drew nearer.
“Everything that he said is happening,” said Patrick Muhammad. “I literally almost dropped the phone when the Minister said to me directly for us, this is pushing as a Category 5 but it may go from a 6 even to a 7, and sure enough, here comes the media saying that they’re talking about a 6, one that could even go beyond a 6.”
“The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan was the first one, God’s divinely guided man, who said that to us,” Min. Muhammad continued.
Min. Farrakhan’s messages have been consistent, and unwavering.
“Now, as we are talking, there are a lot of raindrops falling in Houston. Don’t you ever laugh when you see Nature doing its work under the direction of the God that I am talking to you about. Into each life, some rain must fall; [but as] the song says, ‘too much has fallen in mine.’ Too much rain is a curse—though we can’t live without rain. But our teacher, Elijah Muhammad, named four great judgments that would come against America, and the first one was ‘unusual rain,’ ” he noted during a keynote address in Atlanta Aug. 27 as Hurricane Harvey battered the fourth largest city in the United States.
He has also grown more emphatic in his warnings that the forces of nature are God’s weapons against America and that these disasters will continue as part of fulfillment of scripture and God’s choice of Black people today, fulfilling the prophecy of the children of Israel in the Bible.