Links: | CNN | AP | Dry Air |August 29 (Day 241, Happiness): Destructive Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeastern Louisiana on the Mississippi delta about 4:00 AM CDT (0900 GMT). A last-minute jog to the east over the Louisiana marshes spared the city of New Orleans from a direct hit. Dry air along with some shear also penetrated the storm to weaken it before landfall. The weakened storm is shown in the top right photo where the color gray replaces green in the image of the hurricane. Minutes before landfall at 08/52.20 GMT a hurricane hunter aircraft measured maximum flight level winds of 106 knots in the northwest quadrant. Although wind speeds were less than the 135 knots bantered around, the storm was formidable and well organized with winds at times in excess of 100 knots. Even after the storm crossed Louisiana, it maintained its structure. Five large feeder bands stretched from Mississippi to the east coast of Florida where thunderstorms hit at 6:00 PM EDT.
As Hurricane Katrina crossed the Gulf of Mexico on August 28, it reached an impressive Category 5 with winds of 145 knots. The pressure of 902 mb was the fourth lowest on record in the Atlantic basin. This corresponds to the meaning of 2005, "when I am weak, then am I strong" (2 Cor. 12:10). The powerful hurricane disrupted oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and today oil prices topped $70 a barrel.
Landfall was at 29.1 N., for victory over Edom, and 89.6 W., for an authority counterattack. Landfall was at the spot indicated by the umbilical cord of Baby Katrina, which appeared off Florida on August 25. when the weather service predicted landfall in the Florida panhandle After initial landfall on the Mississippi delta, Katrina proceeded north over the Louisiana-Mississippi state line and into the mouth of the Pearl River.
New Orleans was under a mandatory evacuation. Thousands rode out the storm in the Superdome, while others went to shelters in surrounding counties. Flooding was a problem in some areas and some had to be rescued from roof tops. Aside from the direct path of the storm, the east side was the worst. Mississippi towns like Gulfport were heavily damaged, and there was flooding in Mobile.
Electric power was knocked out to at least .5 million. An electrical blackout represents the Judgment of Political Babylon. The Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico are in the region of Political Babylon.
It was August 29, for victory over Edom (Laws of Establishment victory). And it was Day 241, for Happiness. There was Happiness because New Orleans was spared. Louisiana represents Simeon criminality. The name, Katrina, is a form of Katherine, meaning pure. The Governor of Louisiana is Kathleen Blanco. Kathleen is another form of Katherine.
Floodwall Breach | Times-Picayune| WWL |
Late in the day after Katrina passed, a section of a floodwall by the 17th Street Canal gave way in New Orleans, and part of the city began to flood. People went to their roof tops, and many were rescued by boats until nightfall. As the city flooded, the Yacht Club burned as pleasure boats drifted around aimlessly.
A breach in a floodwall like a breach in a city wall symbolizes a security breach. The sign of breached walls was associated with the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza. Flooding symbolizes the breakdown of Marriage Culture from female promiscuity. The burning Yacht Club was probably an answer to someone's prayer (James 4:1-4; Ephesians 4:14).
The Israeli Army forced a mandatory evacuation of all Gaza settlers. The last settlers left on August 22. Demolitions of homes are now underway.
Iraq Constitution Finished | CNN |
Iraq's completed constitution was submitted to the National Assembly yesterday for a referendum. The Sunnis (represented by Political Babylon) did not like the constitution, which was sponsored by the Kurds and Shiites (Cosmic and Ecumenical Babylon).
Typhoon Talim and Tropical Storm Nabi were in the western Pacific in the region of Cosmic Babylon. Talim means sharp or cutting edge, and Nabi means butterfly.
Trial of Anti-Castro CIA Operative | CNN |
The trial of a man accused of being an anti-Castro terrorist was set to begin today in El Paso, Texas. Venezuela wants to extradite former CIA operative, ex-Venezuelan security official, and illegal immigrant, Luis Posada Carriles. Carriles, who was in Caracas in 1976, is accused of plotting the bombing of a Cuban jetliner that killed 73 people when it crashed off the coast of Barbados.
Those who curse Israel will be cursed by the Abrahamic Covenant, which was violated in the withdrawal from Gaza. However, the reason Israeli leaders gave for the withdrawal was demographics, i.e. too many Palestinian babies. This amounts to blaming the Prostitute of Babylon. The US government supported Israel's authority counterattack. So, the US was cursed. Baby Katrina grew up to Category 5 in 2005, where 5 is for a giant. Katrina became a giant storm. It cursed Louisiana, the region of Simeon criminality. The residents of Louisiana were forced to leave by their leaders. Just as the evacuation of Gaza was mandatory, the evacuation of New Orleans was mandatory. The Jews left Gaza whining, and the residents of Louisiana left their homes whining. News reporters whined, and officials whined. Thousands of Jews suffered in Gaza. Millions of Americans suffered in Louisiana.
Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi delta, the symbol of a female. The flooding symbolized the breakdown of Marriage Culture through female promiscuity. A hurricane represents the rejection of the grace message of the pastor by the local congregation, which is like the rebellious female who rejects the authority of her Right Man. A major source of the authority counterattack is the Prostitute of Babylon in the church, government, the media, and Marriage.
The trial of Luis Posada Carriles, who is accused of anti-Castro activity, was to begin today. Castro came to power in the 1959 Revolution, where 59 is also the number for the Tribe of Simeon. Louisiana is symbolized by Simeon criminality.