Yeshua’s – Jesus’s Birthday is Today – Tishrei 15 – September 24, 2018

Yeshua – Jesus was not born on December 25! He was born on the First day of Tabernacles – Sukkot.

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;

23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)

24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.  (Luke 2:1-39King James Version (KJV) Public Domain

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A Prophetic Review

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Are you following what God is revealing to the churches, or scoffing from the sidelines?

The one-year anniversary of the Revelation 12 Sign will occur in just three short days and a plausible explanation for the Sign of the Dragon may be happening in just a few weeks.  Excitement is building for the first day of Tabernacles, Shemini Atzeret, and a possibly delayed Feast of Trumpets to occur in October.  I’ve been reminiscing lately about all the incredible revelation God has given to the Church over the course of these past few years, largely because of these heavenly signs.  Indeed, based on the way I divide Luke’s account of the Olivet Discourse in Luke 21, the first major sign(s) indicating that the Day of the LORD is at hand are “signs in the sun, moon, and stars” (Lk. 21:25).  Only one sign in the entire Bible explicitly includes both sun, moon, and stars, and that is the sign recorded in the first two verses of Revelation 12.

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In light of all that God has graciously revealed to us over these past few years, I wanted to once again provide a chronological recap of key articles that will provide our newer readers with a solid overview of properly divided biblical prophecy:

Prophecy Principles and Rules for Interpretation:

WHY THE CHURCH IS DIVIDED (Under the section “When to Unite”)

GOD AND HIS FIG TREE

UNDERSTANDING THE OLIVET DISCOURSE

NO ONE KNOWS THE DAY OR HOUR

WHAT’S THE HUBBUB ALL ABOUT?


Revelation 2–3 and The Church Age:


THE LETTERS TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES

THE CALLED OUT ONES


Signs of the Nearness of the Rapture and Second Coming:

10 REASONS JESUS WILL COME BACK IN OUR LIFETIME


TOP 20 SIGNS OF THE RAPTURE AND SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

THE PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE

AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH

KEY EVENTS PRECEDING THE DAY OF THE LORD


Revelation 12 Sign (Sign of the Woman in Labor):


THE REVELATION 12 SIGN COMPENDIUM

WHY THE REVELATION 12 SIGN CAN’T BE DEBUNKED

THE CELESTIAL C-SECTION

ESCAPE TO A PLACE PREPARED

WHO IS THE MALE CHILD OF REVELATION 12?

CONSERVATIVE SCHOLARS AGREE


Sign of the Dragon:

WHERE IS THE DRAGON?

THE RED DRAGON: THE REVELATION 12 SIGN (PART II)


Rapture:

WILL THERE BE A RAPTURE?

WHEN DOES THE RAPTURE HAPPEN?

WHY THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE IS SOLID BIBLICAL TRUTH

WHO WILL BE RAPTURED?

THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS

THE BLESSED HOPE

THE ANTICHRIST, THE RESTRAINER, AND THE REMNANT

CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN (PART I)

CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN (PART II)

CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN (PART III)

THE THREE FINAL GATHERINGS (PART I)

THE THREE FINAL GATHERINGS (PART II)

THE ROOT, SHOOT, AND FRUIT OF JESSE (PART I)

THE ROOT, SHOOT, AND FRUIT OF JESSE (PART II)

PASSING THE TORCH

A PROMISING PRE-TRIB PROPHECY HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

THE FINAL PRAYER OF THE CHURCH


Revelation 4–5:

WHO ARE THE 24 ELDERS?


Revelation 6–19:

THE DAY OF THE LORD

AN OVERVIEW OF THINGS TO COME


Distinguishing between the resurrections:

THE FIRST AND SECOND RESURRECTIONS


Revelation 20:

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT HELL?



Revelation 21–22 and Heaven:


WHAT IS HEAVEN?

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I’ve also been overwhelmed with joy because of the incredible brotherhood that has developed in the Body because of these things.  It feels as if we’re 21st century magi joined together for one, unifying purpose: to find the One born King of the Jews—but this time not a baby in a manger—instead, a glorious King in the clouds.  I want to take a minute and thank each of you for all that you’ve shown me and done for me.  I’ve lost some family and friends because of all this, but have truly received one hundredfold just as Christ said would happen in Mark 10:29–30.  When I stop to think about it, I often feel even closer to many of you than I do to some of my own flesh and blood, because brothers and sisters in Christ are of an entirely greater and more permanent family.

To our readers who so faithfully journey with us and encourage us when we’ve been down, discouraged, or under attack.  God has used your love, new insights, and gracious comments to keep us going and to write with new inspiration.  There’s so many of you that have blessed us, I couldn’t name every one, but thank you, thank you, thank you.  You’re the reason Unsealed exists, so I can’t help but mention you first.

To those of you who have graciously supported the mission financially, thank you!  I can give you statistics for just some of what God has done with what you have given (hint, hint: hundreds of thousands of people around the world have heard the Gospel!), but I don’t think any of us will understand the full weight of what God has done through you until we soon see Heaven.

My dad (whom you all know as “Greg”).  You’re a constant friend and encouragement.  I’ve been blessed to be discipled under you.  Two things you’ve taught me: 1. Trust Christ and God’s Word above all else, and 2. Don’t get stuck in traditions; follow Scripture wherever it leads.

Jeff, our friendship started because of the Revelation 12 Sign.  We were watching the sky together and God used that to develop a close friendship that will continue into the age to come.  Your friendship and wisdom are a priceless blessing.

Bryan, you also have become a close friend, fellow coffee (and sushi) connoisseur, and personal Barnabas.  You have encouraged each one of us with your godly wisdom and motivation to press on.

Brad, if only you lived down south!  You have been a great friend and fellow watchman.  Many encouraging phone calls and teamwork over the past two years.  We have the same mission and will not stop until we accomplish it (by God’s grace).

Hillary, you have become a pivotal part of our team and a great source of grace and focus for all of us.  Your message is a constant reminder of God’s grace and the importance of never wavering on what really counts: the Gospel.  Of late you seem to have more motivation than all of us combined.

Stephanie, though we haven’t met yet, your ministry on Facebook has been so important to the mission that we’re all a part of.  You are graciously leading and rightly dividing the Word for thousands upon thousands to see.

Mike, I want to send a special thanks to you, brother.  On your own initiative you have become a real leader on our growing online community (nearing 600 people!).  There is so much going on across our ministries that it’s become kind of overwhelming.  Knowing that we have a humble, godly leader who rightly divides the Word and knows the Gospel, leading our community, is a huge blessing.

Our other forum leaders: @Natalie, @KJS, @Yardstick, and @Barbiosheepgirl.  When we were first trying to build out the leadership, we went through many names.  You rose to the top for the right reasons.  Godly, faithful, humble, and wise.  Thank you.

Dan, I think I can honestly say we are all thankful for your unbelievable diligence and friendship.  How in the world do you get all of that research done?!  It’s a blessing to all of us and helps keep us going.

Jim, you were a light on the forum and are now a real encourager on our Watchmen on the Wall group.  You remind us to take these things very seriously, as well as to remind us that spiritual warfare is all too real.

Greg L., you know I’ve tried to convince you to come to Unsealed, but have been unable!  Irregardless, many of us have found great wisdom and inspiration from your articles, so it seems God has placed you right where He wants you.  You have the best exegesis on the 24 elders, the Millennial Temple, and the nature of signs that I’ve ever read.  Keep going, brother, our “exit” is not far ahead.

Barry, I’ve also tried to convince you to meet up with us the next time you’re in town, and though we haven’t talked, I can’t help but think of you as a friend.  You’re a very personal encouragement to all of us and your stalwart defense of the Gospel has opened thousands of eyes as you expose the lawlessness of the law-keepers.

There are many others I want to write a whole thank you to, but time is not yet permitting.  Just a few of you: Adam, Scottie, Matt M., Paul D., Matt P. (Daily Crow!!!), Jaco, Darren, Paul S. (Zeus!!!), and on and on.  Each of you is greatly appreciated.  We are all on the same team and have the same goal, “pressing on toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 3:14).

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We all have a mission to do and there is precious little time left to do it (months, weeks, days?).  Let’s keep going!  Encourage, exhort, and (lovingly) admonish one another.  Share what God is showing you.  Don’t put your light under a bushel.  Put it out for all to see.  Your faith and hope and the wisdom of God will soon be proven true.

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  And so we will be with the Lord forever.  Therefore encourage one another with these words.

– 1 Thessalonians 4:16–18

I am 362 months old this month.  Strong’s 362 is “I await (one whose coming is expected)”.  The word is used only one time in Scripture:

And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

~ MARANATHA ~

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‘Israel Launches Series of Strikes on Targets Near Syria’s Lattakia’

Unusual strikes attributed to Israel by Arab media ■ Missiles hit area near Russian military base injuring 10; Syrian military source says some were intercepted

A series of unusual airstrikes on Syria were attributed to Israel on Monday night. The official SANA news agency reported that ten people were injured in the attack, eight of whom were shortly discharged after being admitted to a nearby hospital.

According to Syrian media, missiles were fired toward military targets close to three large cities in the north of Syria: Lattakia, Homs and Hama.

In recent weeks that has been a significant uptick in the amount of reports attributing attacks to Israel. Previous attacks, according to foreign media, mostly targeted the area of the Damascus International Airport.

Bombs the perimeter of the Russian bases in Latakia and Tartu in Syria – Video

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Syria is being attacked by a large-scale attack at the moment, as facilities and targets are being bombed around the Russian bases in Lattakia-Tartu, but also in Homs, Hamas, Damascus.

The attacks are both on the sea side and on the east. According to information, the Russian air defense network has also been activated by interceptions of missiles.

According to another source at least one projectile firing from the S-400 system was confirmed.

Syrian Strategic Researches@Syrian_SR

#BREAKING#Syria/n AD systems are engaging targets over the Syrain coast.

Details to follow.

Syrian Strategic Researches@Syrian_SR

Both #Syria/n #Russia/n AD systems are engaging targets over #Latakia and over the sea

I can confirm an S-400 launch.

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Syrian air defense destroys enemy missiles coming from the sea towards Lattakia

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Explosions are heard in Homs-Hama, Damascus. Impression is the moment of the attack, immediately after the Putin-Erdogan agreement.

خالد اسكيف@khalediskef

فيديو من ريف #اللاذقية

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Sana reports that Latakia is being attacked and the target is the industrial zone while the anti-aircraft is activated.

And Damascus is being attacked and Hama …

خالد اسكيف@khalediskef

فيديو للانفجارات بريف #اللاذقية الآن

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Some reports talk about a new Israeli attack and not only.

Qalaat Al Mudiq@QalaatAlMudiq
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Air defenses are firing over Coastal Area. pic.twitter.com/WnkMCUaEHN

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Qalaat Al Mudiq@QalaatAlMudiq

Huge explosions following missile attack & air defenses fired over #Latakia & #Tartus provinces tonight. 1 pic.twitter.com/rhBUhUq8Os

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خالد اسكيف@khalediskef

#جبلة الآن

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and another video

خالد اسكيف@khalediskef

اسقاط صواريخ العدوان بريف #اللاذقية قبل لحظات في السماء .

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Strong explosions in Tartus

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Huge explosions following missile attack & air defenses fired over #Latakia & #Tartus provinces tonight. 1 pic.twitter.com/rhBUhUq8Os

Qalaat Al Mudiq@QalaatAlMudiq

#Syria: major blasts shaking Coastal Area. Air defenses still firing. Total confusion. pic.twitter.com/2Q2AeeLM3S

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Attack on Lataceia

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#Syrian_Air_Defenses intersected several missiles #Tartous #Syria

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Syrian Industry Building is being fired

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First footage of Syrian AD missiles over Latakia.

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Syria State TV showing footage of HQ of the Technical Industries Agency in #Lattakia in flames after being hit by unknown missiles.

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The sky in Jableh

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Video from the aggression on #Latakia pic.twitter.com/OIgUVbdbVP

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The skies of Jableh pic.twitter.com/bi2ou85M7d

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Google Is Implementing the AI Technology for the Persecution of Christians

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Observatories are closing in record numbers. Why? Because “they” are soon going to be arriving. Who is arriving? The fallen angels. Do not be deceived. If governments proclaim that this is the beginning of ET disclosure, do not believe them. This is the new religion. It is called Transhumanism. However, before the AI, transhumanist religion can take hold, the one true religion, Christianity, must be eradicated along with its followers. That movement is underway in China, and the same people who brought the Chinese people the technology and associated philosophy necessary to carry out this evil deed, are the same people behind Transhumanism in China, and they are bringing the same threat to America. These people have a name it is Google.

China is the beta test and the elimination of American Christians is the goal.

The Purge

The “purge” is beginning in China. The Chinese government has dusted off an old Soviet Union strategy and have declared many churches to be “illegal” because they violate some mythical zoning code that continues to change every time the communist government encounters a church that truly preaches the word of God.

All churches in China must now fly, over its main worship building, the China’s national flag. The leaders must pay homage to the Communist Party.

The Communist Chinese have employed thousands of moles that have infiltrated the churches. And in combination with social media spying, an enemies of the state list has been created and is being acted upon. Google has provided the NSA and other associated agencies the same capability. This is actually not a new movement in America. The infamous MIAC report defined an enemy of the state as someone who, in 2008, supported Ron Paul, supported the Second Amendment, was a Constititutionalist And in China when one appears on “the list”, what is the price of being on the “undesirables” list? Forced labor, forced organ transplants and even death.

SO IT IS IN CHINA, IT WILL ALSO BE IN AMERICA

As I have detailed, multiple times, on this site, the Communist Chinese are arresting, torturing, extracting organs and murdering Chinese Christians. The Christian concentration camps as I call them are in full operation. I have interviewed multiple people who are intimately familiar with these heinous abuses perpetrated upon God’s people.

Meanwhile, back in America, the falling away of the church and its leaders are in full evidence. My family attended the Community Church of Joy for over two decades. I saw over period of time that the lead minister began to love money more than God. He became subservient to the civilian authority over the word of God. A watershed event occurred when I had read a news account of how a young Chinese girl was put to death for distributing Bibles. I was so moved by the story that I contacted our lead pastor by email. He refused to involve himself of the Church in this issue as I received only a perfunctory response to merely pray for the victim. I am sorry, but faith without works is meaningless. This pastor had no interest in making this an issue with the members of the congregation. In a follow up interview, I asked if the victim’s life was any less precious because she was Chinese? (crickets chirping). There were other issues as well, but they paralleled this watershed event. Preserving the tax exempt status of the church became a primary goal of my church, instead of serving God by identifying and acting against evil in our community. There was once upon a time when we protested abortion. As the church grew and the offerings became significant, the clergy was more interested in staying compliant with the elected authority and their bureaucratic underlings. Needless to say. that we no longer attend that church and my son was withdrawn from the affiliated school.

Before I left the church, I confronted the pastor as to whether he was in the Clergy Response Team. He refused to give me a straight answer. If you do not know what the Clergy Response Team is, I will provide the short answer. They are empowered and sanctioned by DHS. The member pastors are trained to get the flock to be compliant with the illegitimate authority of the Obama administration by mindlessly repeating Romans 13 and “rendering unto Caesar” regardless of the violations of Christian doctrine. Mindless obedience to an unconstitutional authority was the price paid by congregations so their greedy pastors could continue to collect offerings, tax free.

I previously published about how Pastor Walter Mansfield was even trained how to get future FEMA camp political prisoners to be compliant to the existing civilian authority. Today, this pastor is living in relative luxury in California.

Unfortunately, there are more churches who refuse to tackle the fundamental threats to Christianity and mankind than there are those who will. As stated, the threats of losing one’s tax exempt status kept many pastors “in line”. I recently heard Pastor David Lankford, a champion preacher of the word, state that most pastors are not worthy of the allegiance of their respective flocks.

Although it is true that tax exempt status rules, under Trump, have been somewhat relaxed. However, pastors, in large part, refuse to tackle the controversial issues despite the fact that the threats constitute a clear and present danger to all. I have never attended a local church where transhumanism and its inherent satanic evil is ever mentioned.

In China, if one professes to be a Christian, or promotes a “Christian attitude” their social point score can be greatly decreased and it can result in the following:

  1. Loss of job
  2. Loss of educational opportunities
  3. Loss of home
  4. Loss of freedom
  5. Loss of Life.

Google set this system up for the Chinese. And now, we are seeing the beginning of this Satanic system coming to America in the force of extreme censorship with consequences.

Who Designed the System That Is Persecuting Chinese Christians?

This citizen ranking and blacklisting mechanism is a pilot scheme of China’s Social Credit System. The stated Chinese mission to “raise the awareness of integrity and the level of trustworthiness of Chinese society”.

Here is an example of how this system was rolled out in its infancy.

Actions that can now harm one’s personal credit record include not showing up to a restaurant without having canceled the reservation, cheating in online games, leaving false product reviews, and jaywalking.

Ninan Transport Police demonstrates how facial recognition is used to identify pedestrians jaywalking. Nanjin Transport Police’s public Weibo post

However, it is not just jaywalkers that the Chinese are now after. They are after anyone, or anything that does not worship the state. Christians are their number one target. In Part Two of this series, we will examine the parallels between the Chinese system of electronic oppression and America’s oppression, it will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Further, the same people who run the Chinese spy system, are also busy censoring Christian conservatives in America.

You might ask who is bringing this satanic system forward? It is Google. (Click to Source)

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North Carolina nuclear power plant declares “unusual event” following storm, “hot shutdown”

The Brunswick Nuclear Plant’s two reactor went into a “hot shutdown” following and “unusual event” last Saturday

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is being tight-lipped about an “unusual event” which occurred at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant last Saturday which forced a “hot shutdown” of both the plant’s Generation IV-type reactors 1 and 2.

The NRC classified the emergency as an “unusual event” but provided little to no details on the situation.

Additionally, the NRC reports that weather conditions from Tropical Storm Florence are currently preventing workers from accessing the plant.

“A hazardous event has resulted in on site conditions sufficient to prohibit the plant staff from accessing the site via personal vehicles due to flooding of local roads by Tropical Storm Florence.”

From the NRC regarding Event 53609:

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The current rector mode is showing as “hot shutdown” and more rain is on the way.

River waters in the area are expected to rise as much as 20 feet in the coming days. Not to mention, local dams in the area may be to capacity.

We will provide updates as we get them.

Update: The NRC “unusual event” warning appears to be unrelated to the planned shutdown of the plant which occurred last Thursday, two days prior to the alert, as reported by Weather.com in the Sept 13 report titled North Carolina Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down Ahead of Florence; It’s One of 9 in the Path of the Storm. (Click to Source)

 

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Photos: Typhoon Mangkhut ravages Philippines, Hong Kong, and southern China

Dozens were killed, many in a deadly landslide in the Philippines.

The aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Alcala, Philippines on September 15, 2018.
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Typhoon Mangkhut made its deadly march across the Philippines, Hong Kong, and southern China over the weekend, unleashing flooding, dangerous winds, and landslides, and killing dozens.

Mangkhut was the world’s most powerful storm this year so far, according to meteorologists, reaching sustained winds as high as 170 miles per hour — about the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane — and spanning as wide as 550 miles. (Hurricanes and typhoons are both tropical cyclones, but called different names based on the regions where they form; hurricanes exist in the Atlantic or northeastern Pacific, and typhoons originate in the northwest Pacific.)

The typhoon slammed into the region around the same time Hurricane Florence was battering the Carolinas. Florence was a Category 2 storm (winds between 96 and 110 miles per hour) when it made landfall — though the slow-moving storm and its relentless rains created different hazards.

Here are some scenes of Mangkhut’s devastation as it ripped through the region.

The Philippines got hit first — and the hardest

Super Typhoon Mangkhut Batters the Philippines as it Makes Landfall
Debris in Alcala, Philippines.
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The typhoon slammed into the northern Philippines early Saturday morning, where the death toll stands at 66, though it’s expected to rise. Many were killed by landslides, including more than 34 miners who were buried when a mountain collapsed on a bunkhouse in the remote mining town of Itogon.

Typhoon Mangkhut causes deadly landslide in Philippines.
Rescuers assist people in Itogon, which was hit by a deadly landslide, on September 16, 2018.
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Dozens remain missing, including children who were working at the illegal mining site, Philippines authorities said. The mayor of the town, Victorio Palangdan, said it was likely that those who had not yet been recovered were dead. “I am 99% sure the people there are dead,” he said, according to the Guardian.

Typhoon Mangkhut landslide in Philippines.
The aftermath of landslides in Itogon on September 16, 2018.
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Tens of thousands are said to have been affected by the storm, and the government is still trying to assess the extent of the damage.

Mangkhut was the strongest storm to hit Hong Kong in decades

Hong Kong Sets Highest Storm Alert As Super Typhoon Mangkhut Arrives
The aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut on September 17, 2018, in Hong Kong.
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After devastating the Philippines, Mangkhut veered toward Hong Kong, making it one of the strongest storms to make landfall there in decades. The storm had weakened, with sustained winds of about 96 miles per hour, but the still-powerful gusts blasted out windows and downed trees, crippling the city and its transportation network.

Hong Kong Sets Highest Storm Alert As Super Typhoon Mangkhut Arrives
Hong Kong after Mangkhut on September 17, 2018.
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Storm surge threatened the coastal areas, and reached as high as 11 feet — which broke a more than century-old record, according to the BBC. The seaside town of Heng Fa Chuen was particularly hard-hit, with rapid flooding and wind damage.

Tiffany May@NYtmay

Residents held hands and helped each other cross the flooded streets. “Heng Fa Chuen has become a reservoir,” a longtime resident said in dismay. #Mangkhut #HongKong#HengFaChuen

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Hundreds of people were injured, though authorities said no one had been killed.

China deals with a weakened Mangkhut

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Super Typhoon #Mangkhut landed at 5 p.m. (Beijing time) Sun on the coast of Jiangmen, S China’s Guangdong, packing winds up to 162 km/h (101 mph); it also slammed China’s Hong Kong on Sun with strong winds and heavy rain, leaving 213 people injured.

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Mangkhut arrived in China late Sunday into early Monday morning, killing at least four people and forcing millions to evacuate from the province of Guangdong and other coastal areas.

Macau, the autonomous region also in its path, was forced to shut down its casinos, as the area was inundated with flood waters.

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Typhoon #Mangkhut: Major roads near #Macau‘s Inner Harbour are severely flooded http://buff.ly/2My3zdc #TyphoonMangkhut

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The storm was downgraded to a tropical depression on Monday afternoon as it moved west from Guangdong, on the southern coast of mainland China. (Click to Source)

 

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