Australia has scrambled military helicopters and ships to help thousands of people cut off by wildfires raging across the southeast as the death toll from the national crisis continues to climb.
The death toll has risen to at least 17 people that have died from the fires which also includes firefighters, and officials are saying the number will likely rise as there are areas that have not been reached.
There appears to be no end in sight to the emergency which is impacting all of Australia’s six states amid prolonged heat and drought gripping the continent.
The military helicopters and naval ships are deployed on an emergency basis getting supplies as food and water to cut-off towns and deploying firefighting crews while also evacuating thousands of people fleeing from the ferocious firestorms.
More than 50,000 people were without power and towns had no access to drinking water as long queues formed at supermarkets and petrol stations as people sought supplies with towns running out.
And mass evacuations have been ordered in areas such as East Gippsland where about 30,000 people were urged to flee.
Navy ships that can lower ramps to the shore were being sent to coastal towns to do evacuations where people have fled from towns to the beaches in order to escape the flames.
Among the worst hit areas many roads are now impassable and petrol stations and beach surf clubs have been turned into evacuation areas.
With towns like Mallacoota totally cut off by fires, the Navy ships are the only way to get in supplies and evacuate people in numbers. Black Hawk helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft have also been deployed, along with military personnel.
More than 2,500 firefighters worked through New Year’s Day in an effort to beat the flames but seven people died in just 24 hours of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Australian firefighters, which many are volunteers, have been overwhelmed by the massive wildfires burning the country. And firefighters from North America and Canada have landed in the country to help deal with the crisis.
The thick smoke that has been suffocating places as New South Wales, Victoria and covering Sydney in Australia, has now also drifted in to shroud New Zealand with people there waking up to a red sun and eerie orange skies as smoke thickened.
Australian Officials have warned that the worst is far from over, with harsher weather conditions expected ahead in three months of hot weather to come. As Australia experiences record heat and drought with the worst wildfire season ever.
The Biblical Prophecies (Revelation 16) describe how that the sun will come to have such power on the earth that the heat and the fire will burn people.
These events and conditions happening now are signs pointing to the nearing fulfillment of the Last Days prophecies at the end of this age revealing it’s time to prepare for the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ for His Church by being born again spiritually into the Kingdom of God as Jesus said we must (John 3) and His Apostles who were authorized (Matthew 16:19) described how (Acts 2).
Preparing those Biblically born again into the Kingdom of God to be ready to escape all the things that will come to pass, in the wrath of the tribulation of Revelation prophecy, that comes upon the world of disobedience. As the born again Church is not appointed unto wrath (1 Thessalonians 1:10) but instead to salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.
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