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Written by Chris Perver  
Monday, 24 September 2007 14:18

A series of freak tornadoes swept through parts of the United Kingdom today, lifting the roofs off houses, overturning caravans and causing much damage to property. Nine storms were reported by the MET Office, at least five of which were full blown tornadoes. The September weather has been generally dry and sunny this year, although somewhat windy over the last few days. But residents in Northampton, Luton, Breaston, Farnborough, Hants, and Nuneaton were taken by surprise by the freak weather. Some reported the sky turning blacking, followed by gales of up to 60mph which lasted for just a few minutes...

Quote: "Terence Meaden, Deputy Head of the UK's Tornado and Storm Research Organisation, said the storms were "quite a big event", second only to those of last December when Britain was hit by at least 12 tornadoes across the country. "Some of the places definitely had tornadoes because they were seen -- I would say that we have nine events which could be tornadoes and some of them certainly were," Meaden told BBC Television.

It seems the freak weather Britain is experiencing is becoming all too common. The city of Manchester has been hit by around six earthquakes in the month of August. The first six months of this year saw Britain's most costliest natural disaster, with torrential rains causing over £6 billion worth of damage. And two tornadoes struck British town centres at the beginning of Israel's disengagement from Gaza within the space of one week. The UK is hit by around 30 tornadoes per year, but most are formed out at sea or in remote areas. Tornadoes hitting town centres seems to be a relatively recent development, at least as far as I can remember. As the Bible states in Hosea 8:7, those that sow to the wind will reap the whirlwind. Our national sins are causing the Lord to remove his hand of protection upon this nation, and I believe we can only expect more adverse problems. When I think of this sinful nation, it depresses me. But I like to think that the Church of God, the whole company of believers in Jesus Christ, are a righteous nation, a nation of priests, holy unto the Lord. One day this nation of believers will be caught up into God's heaven, where our eyes shall behold the King in His beauty. Are you part of this righteous nation? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Trust in Jesus Christ for salvation today.

Isaiah 26:2
Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

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