IRMA WEAKENED—DIRECT ANSWER TO PRAYER
September 13, 2017
Many, many people were praying about Hurricane Irma, including a couple thousand intercessors on the IFA prayer call Friday. God heard and answered! Thank Him! For those on the prayer call, read this article and see how our prayers were inspired and answered by God.
And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. (Mt 21:22)
“. . . Hurricane Irma was a powerful, sprawling storm that decimated parts of the Caribbean . . . But the storm didn’t obliterate Miami, inundate the Gulf Coasts with excessive storm surge or destroy thousands of homes on the west coast of Florida as feared.
Meteorologists say there are three main reasons why.
First, Irma ran low on fuel. The storm had grown ferociously for more than a week . . .
But after nicking the coast of Cuba Friday, the hurricane winds slowed and Irma was downgraded . . .
If Irma had taken a track just 10 to 15 miles north, the storm would have likely missed Cuba and continued to intensify . . . . Instead the storm never regained its previous ferocity of winds of 160 miles an hour.
Then, the winds changed. . . The upper level winds sheared off part of the top of the storm.
Those factors contributed to a shift in Irma’s path . . . Irma went right up the center of the state on a new path altogether and lost power.
A third reason was the weakening of the eyewall, the whirling vortex of intense wind and heavy rain at the center of a hurricane. The rainstorms encircling the eye moved less quickly and evenly—in part because of the loss of fuel and the storm getting knocked off-kilter by wind shear. By late Sunday, satellite images of Irma looked like a wheel with its bottom broken, meteorologists said.” (Excerpted from Wall Street Journal, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, reporting by Valerie Bauerlein.)