The destruction of Houston is far worse, and of a much wider scale than we can properly wrap our brains around.
Houston is a very large, very muscular, intelligent and hard-working city. I know, because I lived there until 2012, and was professionally employed to recruit mechanical engineers for the oil and gas companies. Houston is a “Super City”.
It has the largest deep-water port in the United States, and trade from all over the world enters through the Houston Ship Channel. Trucking, manufacturing, and oil refining are all oriented around Houston and the thousands of oil tankers lined up to deliver crude oil to the refineries linked just below.
So far, within a week of Harvey, 16 oil refineries around Houston have closed due to flooding. One of them, an Arab-owned refinery named Motiva, is the largest oil refinery in the United States. Others, like Shell, Exxon, British Petroleum are also present, but smaller than Motiva.
Motiva closed up 48 hours ago.
My wife just texted me that, as she and her mother are driving around our small town, she noticed that gas pumps had the yellow bags over the pump handles already. All over Texas, even far north Texas, gas stations are low and/or out of gasoline.
So buy as much gas as you can afford or have containers for. We might run out. And then the price of gasoline will likely double in a few weeks.
“A days wages for a quart of wheat, or a jar of barley”
Also watch the default mortgages on the 10’s of thousands of homes in Houston that are destroyed due to flooding. The huge majority of them did not have flood insurance. And the home owners – where are they going to work if the business was destroyed?
As the loans fail, what will happen to the banks that hold the liens on homes that are destroyed? They cannot sell them. So the banks go to the government, aka Mr. Trump, who will have a hard time doling out money to the banks because he knows they are crooked as snakes.
So we have some bank failures, maybe Wells-Fargo. Huge, corrupt. Just today I learned that Wells-Fargo magically “discovered” they have over 3,000,000 FRAUDULENT bank accounts. WHAT???
You are important to me and you should probably take some big steps now to protect yourself as well as you can. Fuel in your cars, stored fuel in safe containers, food that will store well, ammunition, and courage.
Read your Bible and trust that your Lord Yahuah loves you.
Do remember that Yeshua is our Lord. This alarming crisis is indeed unbelievably bad, but Jesus is still Lord. Yeshua promised that we would see things like this, and more. That black moon which eclipsed all across America was a message for America.
The Feast of Trumpets, a feast specified by Yahuah, is in the third week of September, the 21st it begins. Is a harpazo (rapture) of the faithful pending around that date?
Hurricane Harvey – The First Knock At The Door
Before some rise unto heaven, there will be many other “Harveys” around the United States. East coast, west coast, mid-continent – earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and other events.
(three hours later…) I just returned from getting gasoline. Two big stations – empty with people being pushy for access to the empty pumps. Going to the third, I observed a big gas tanker pulling in, and I got directly behind it and was second man at pump eight.
Tanker man pumped in 8600 gallons of this emergency order (I asked, thats how I know), pressurized the storage tank, and we were gassing up at the 20 or so pumps. This was at HEB Grocery, so props to HEB. Huge grocery company owned by Henry Butt, a solid Christian man for decades.
Drove to a fourth gas station at a new convenience store to buy my boyos some carbonated sugar to drink, and there was a big crowd gassing there, lined up in the four-lane street in front.
I wanted to start a betting pool on what time they would run out today, when a lady walked in and said “You ran out after I pumped in only 38-cents!” It was funny, but not for the people who have no fuel. Certainly not for her, her family or her employer.
I don’t know where the gasoline will come from. because almost HALF of America’s gasoline comes from Texas and Louisiana, a smidgen from Mississippi and Alabama.
But before the oil can fuel your car, it needs to be refined. According to the EIA, most of the country’s oil refining (about 41 percent) takes place in Texas and the Gulf states — which is why gas prices quickly rise whenever there’s a hurricane in Louisiana. Another 20 percent takes place in Midwestern states and about 18 percent of America’s oil gets refined into gasoline along the East Coast [source: Energy Information Administration]. http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/america-gas-source.htm
This will impact you no matter where you live. If you are saved and show it through your worshipful obedience to the commands of Yahuah, then trust Him. If you are unsaved and wish to be saved, confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, confess that you are a sinner and undeserving of Heaven, and ask Jesus to fill you with His spirit, to manifest Himself within you, and STUDY His Word.