The deadly Hurricane Irma is on a collision course with Florida and neighbouring US states after it pummelled the Caribbean islands earlier this week.
This disaster, along with Hurricane Harvey, Mexico’s strongest earthquake in a century this morning, the solar eclipse, wildfires in Australia and the US, and the threat of nuclear war has people scared.
One conspiracy theorist posted a Bible verse on their Facebook page which read: “Luke 21:25-26 reads: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”
They added: “Now tell me, with no doubts, that isn’t exactly what’s happening, coincidence or not. Let me point out that on [August] 21 we had the eclipse, and on the 25 hurricane Harvey struck, flooding on the 26.
“Several states are on fire, then hurricane Harvey, now hurricane Irma, followed by José and Katia, now a massive earthquake with possibility of a tsunami in Mexico.
“It’s all very scary, and all very rushed, and I truly am wondering if all of those rumours are true or not.”
Another added: “Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Paul, Hurricane Sandra, Hurricane Irma, landslide, earthquake, mother earth is complaining. More catastrophe, apocalypse for the world.”
One other said: “We are witnessing massive hurricanes and flooding, wildfires raging, earthquakes and nuclear war threats on a scale not seen in years. What in the world is going on here?
“Is the massive flooding that came from Hurricane Harvey, and the impending Hurricane Irma baring down as a possible category 5 storm occurring so closely together a coincidence?
“Are they the results of geo-engineering and thus man made, or are they part of God’s judgement on America?“
Hurricane Irma is set to reach the US on Sunday, September 10, after devastating the Caribbean islands.
In anticipation of the impending storm, the US’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warned: “Hurricane Irma, as one of the most powerful Atlantic Hurricanes ever observed, is extremely dangerous.
“Destructive winds, heavy rainfall and flash flooding are possible, as well as potentially deadly storm surges.
“Storm surge and inland flooding pose a significant threat for drowning and can occur before, during, or after the centre of a storm passes through an area”.