Mother Nature is beautiful. She provides us with all the natural resources we need to survive in this planet. She blesses us with the sun and the rain as needed. Our obligation is to conserve these natural resources and reduce waste so as to keep the earth inhabitable.
However, Mother Nature can decide to go on rampage. And we have little or nothing to do about it other than to prepare and then survive.
I first heard of natural disasters such as hurricanes in 2005. That’s the hurricane Katrina which affected Florida, New Orleans and other parts of the eastern coast region of the United States. The effect is still memorable.
I’ve heard of Tsunamis is South Asia, Mudslides in Southern California, Wild–fires, earthquakes etc. There was also Hurricane Stan in 2005 which hit Mexico, Costa-Rica, Honduras, etc, Hurricane Felix in 2007 which hit Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Honduras, etc.
In 2012, I remember Hurricane Sandy which affected Queens Borough region in New York City and parts of New Jersey. Each Hurricane comes with its own statistics of loss of lives and properties as always is, with natural disasters.
Dating back in history, there’s been Hurricane Arlene, Flora, Cindi, Ginny, Julie (1963) which affected Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Etc. And Edith (1971) To mention but a few.
Last year (2016), there was Hurricane Mathew which hit Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba Jamaica, Atlantic Canada and The east coast of the United States.
In Nigeria currently, there’s major flooding in parts of Benue state, the middle-belt region of the country. This isn’t the first flooding recorded in the country. People are being displaced, lives lost and several injured. Earlier last month (August) flooding and mudslides were reported in parts of Sierra–Leone (West-Africa).
And just as the sun is returning back to areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas, Louisiana, (United states) Nicaragua, etc with all the support and hopes of recovery, Hurricane Irma follows and is currently striking in the Caribbeans and heading towards Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina of the United States.
Hurricane Jose, another hurricane is currently also ravaging in the Caribbeans and is forecasted to likely follow the path of Irma if it continues to gain strength. (as reported on the news). On the other hand, there’s also Hurricane Katia presently located in the Gulf of Mexico and is equally gaining strength. All happening concurrently.
The level of devastation and destruction caused when Mother Nature attacks can be very disheartening. My prayers goes out to all those affected by this horrific rampage. This is saddening. But we can’t loose hope of survival.
It is also a wake-up call for us all to prepare cos we never know (when or how if Mother Nature attacks) or when the world will come to an end.
We can only pray… and believe.
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Watch and pray guys..