Crisis Intervention - Kyrios begins to reduce rainfall in parts of China
Last Updated: 9 Aug 2020
In China, severe flooding resulting from continuous, torrential downpour since June caused widespread damage to many parts of China. As of 10 July 2020, the unforgiving severe flood in 27 provincial regions resulted in a total of 140 deaths and obliterated 22,000 houses. More than 30 million people were affected by the torrents and 1.7 million residents were relocated.
Kyrios describes the current floods in China as only the prelude to the prophesied water-related disasters.
While such weather events may seem like they are caused solely by nature, Kyrios explains that humanity has had a hand in it. Our neglect of the Earth's critical state engenders such catastrophic events.
As Kyrios engages in relief efforts to reduce rainfall and mitigate the floods and thereby saving more lives, we will closely follow her endeavours and report the updates in the situation.
10-July: Between 10 – 16 July, rainfall will gradually reduce and cease devastating the regions mentioned above.
Before Kyrios intervention
Kyrios forewarned: water-related disasters to strike East China Sea regionsKyrios heard a prophetic Chinese poem recited to her from a divine source describing the water-related disasters to come.
China warns of severe weather in flood seasonA total of 148 rivers were struck by above-warning-level floods, said Ye Jianchun, vice minister of water resources, at a press conference. — Xinhuanet
China makes all-out relief efforts as heavy downpours wreak havocPresident Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts to prevent floods and geological disasters, intensify rescue and relief work, and ensure that people's lives and safety are the top priority. — Xinhuanet
Flood warning for China's second-largest freshwater lakeBy 2 p.m. Tuesday, water had exceeded flood-season levels in 15 reservoirs in Hunan. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue in many places in Hunan over the next three days. — Xinhuanet
Timeline of Kyrios Intervention
Kyrios begins to reduce rainfall in parts of China
Upon "observing" heavy rains pouring in many parts of China leading to unprecedented floods, on 10 July at 12pm SGT, Kyrios decided to begin reducing the rainfall in areas surrounding the Three Gorges Dam (三峡大坝) at China's Yichang City.
Kyrios proceeds to predict that between 10 – 16 July, the rainfall will gradually reduce and cease devastating the areas mentioned above.
Kyrios understands that the Three Gorges Dam is structurally sound and that it is able to perform its role in controlling floods downstream. Nonetheless, because the Three Gorges Dam sits at a geographically vital point in the Yangtze River, any potential failure puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk. Hence as a precautionary measure and to reduce the impacts of the floods, areas surrounding the Three Gorges Dam are selected as the focal areas of Kyrios’ relief efforts in China.
Kyrios’ decision to safeguard the Three Gorges Dam regions is also influenced by the prophetic poem she received in April 2020.
"These disasters are man-made." — Kyrios
Kyrios attributes the unusually intense plum rain event this year to be the result of global warming. She explains that the unmitigated intensification of the greenhouse effect brought about by human activities is exacerbating global warming, leading to glaciers and ice sheets melting around the world, and especially in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. Larger volumes of water in the oceans lead to more evaporation in our atmosphere, forming more rain clouds which are then dispersed all across the world.
Kyrios urges everyone to reflect on our wrongdoings as a human race and stresses again that all disasters are brought about by human actions. Kyrios also says that moving forward, humanity must prioritise on protecting the Earth to reduce the impacts of such events or prevent them altogether.
We use China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC) Forecast vs Actual "24-hour Total Rainfall Accumulation Maps" to understand the effects of Kyrios’ intervention and make observations of notable trends and changes. 24-hour and 3-day forecasts are used to highlight zones of potentially heavy rainfall to Kyrios ahead of time so that she can make the necessary interventions to prevent the rains from falling and accumulating in the areas of concern.
The LEFT SIDE of the following series of pictures depicts China's Forecasted 24-hour Accumulated Rainfall and the RIGHT SIDE depicts the Actual 24-hour Accumulated Rainfall. The forecast and actual rainfall data is published daily at 6 am and 8 am (GMT +8) respectively.
Areas with the most intense rainfall are represented in pink (100-250mm of accumulated rainfall), followed by dark blue (50-100mm), light blue (25-50mm), dark green (10-25mm) and light green (0-10mm). Areas marked with "X" indicate the center of mass of predicted rainfall.
The primary area where Kyrios focused her efforts is indicated by the red circle, with the Three Gorges Dam located at the centre of the circle.
10 July, 8 am - 11 July, 8 am (GMT +8): Kyrios began her intervention on 10 July at 12 pm (noontime) to stop the heavy downpour and predicted that rainfall in the Three Gorges Dam and its surrounding areas would be greatly reduced between 10 - 16 July. Kyrios tells us that it will take a few hours for her initial efforts to take effect, hence we can still see heavy rains near the dam.
11 July, 8 am - 12 July, 8 am (GMT +8): Although the weather forecast report indicates that rainfall in the Three Gorges Dam and its surrounding regions (areas within the red circle) would see between 25-100 mm of rainfall. The actual rainfall received was mostly less than 25mm, much lower than forecasted.
We hope that this phenomenon also translates to the easing of intense floodings in many areas of the Yangtze River. As Kyrios continues to push the rain clouds away, let us pray for the floods to recede and the situation there to be resolved as soon as possible.
12 July, 8 am - 13 July, 8 am (GMT +8): Rainfall within the circled area was low. Overall, actual rainfall across the country was also less than the forecast.
On this day, we have sent letters to China in hopes of seeking professional guidance from its meteorological bureau so that Kyrios can more efficiently relieve the rainfall in the severely affected regions with more precise data from the ground.
Kyrios will also commence relief efforts on this day to put out the intense wildfires in Siberia, while simultaneously easing China’s and Japan’s torrential downpours. She will leverage the rains from this plum season's rain belt, converting them into rain clouds and moving them towards Siberia. In other words, Kyrios will attempt to redistribute the rains towards Siberia to douse the wildfires there, an effort to hit two birds in one stone. Hence, we should be able to continue seeing China’s rainfall being lower than the forecast.
14 July, 8 am - 15 July, 8 am (GMT +8): China’s weather forecast report suggests that areas within the red circle would experience 10-50mm of rainfall. Actual rainfall data show that there was less than 10 mm of rainfall in these regions.
We reached out to the Chinese community on Weibo today seeking their help to connect us to experts in this field. If we are unable to get expert advice, we will still continue with our own effort.
15 July, 8 am - 16 July, 8 am (GMT +8): NMC forecasted that 10-50 mm of rain would fall in some areas within the red circle. Actual data reveal that in general, these regions experienced less than 10 mm of rainfall. So far, there were no signs of heavy rain within the circle while Kyrios was guarding it over the past few days. Areas which experienced more than 25mm of rainfall were basically outside the red circle.
4.00pm (GMT+8): On account of the inspiring results of preventing rains from falling in the areas around Three Gorges Dam, Kyrios begins renewing efforts and broadening her scope to the entire rain belt stretching from Shanghai to Chengdu, as this long stretch is forecasted to receive heavy rainfall over the next few days.
8.00pm (GMT+8): Just 4 hours after Kyrios attempted to reduce rainfall in the regions west of Shanghai to the east of Chengdu, 6h accumulated rainfall data of 16 July from 2 pm to 8 pm showed reduced rainfall in those regions compared to 8 am to 2 pm’s accumulated rainfall.
Kyrios hopes that people living in China can get in touch with us to provide timely information about any heavy downpours so that she can intervene as and when needed.
16 July, 8 am - 17 July, 8 am (GMT +8): On the last day of the initial prediction, the weather forecast reported heavy and intense rainfall within the red circle as indicated by the pink zone, but actual rainfall data showed that this heavy rainfall was dispersed and prevented from falling close to the Three Gorges Dam.
Summary of 10-16 July: Goal achieved, yet Yangtze River Flood No.2 is formed?
Prediction Realised: As predicted on 10 July, actual rainfall in the areas around the Three Gorges Dam at Yichang City, China, has greatly reduced compared to what was forecasted between 10-16 July 2020.
Putting together the daily 24h accumulated rainfall data provided by China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC) on the whole of China from 8 am of 10 July 2020 to 8 am of 17 July 2020, the animated data shows the actual rainfall in the areas around the Three Gorges Dam since the beginning of Kyrios’ intervention. The rainfall in this area had been much lower than expected over the past few days, as shown in the day-by-day comparisons.
In addition, as Kyrios was focusing her efforts in these areas, she also relieved some other flooded places of heavy rainfall. Therefore, the overall actual rainfall in China also saw a decrease compared to the forecast.
Yangtze River Flood No.2
According to a news report published at 11:57 am, the water levels in the Three Gorges Dam have been rising with the rapid inflow of water causing “Yangtze River Flood No.2” to form in the upper section of the Yangtze River.
The report brought 2 points to attention:
Firstly, we are comforted that from 10 July till now, Kyrios has been paying close attention to the Three Gorges Dam and its surrounding area, preventing these areas from experiencing torrential downpours. Otherwise, the inflow of water into the dam would be much greater, causing increased storage pressure for the dam and possibly lead to more floods and damages downstream. The formation of the “Yangtze River Flood No.2” could have also happened earlier. (No.1 was known to have formed on 2 July, 2020 before Kyrios’ intervention.)
Secondly, after looking back at previous actual rainfall data, we realise that this wave of the flood must have originated further west of the Three Gorges Dam. From 14 July, there had been bouts of heavy rains in the regions around Chongqing City and Enshi Province as indicated in the blue circles in the pictures below.As we are not experts in China's geography or hydrology, little did we know that rainfall in these regions would directly add on to the dam's pressure. This is exactly the reason why we wanted experts' guidance from the beginning.
Hence, moving forward, while Kyrios monitors the overall rainfall situation, we prompt Kyrios to keep watch on the Three Gorges Dam area and pay close attention to the rains on the west side regions of the dam where the upper section of the Yangtze River flows. This is because water accumulated west of the dam will flow towards it.
Fortunately, the floodwaters safely passed the Three Gorges Dam today with all dam displacements, seepages, deformations, and other critical markers within the normal range. Various safety indicators of the dam’s retaining structures were also stable.
17 July, 8 am - 18 July, 8 am (GMT +8): The weather report forecasted that a massive rainfall in the upper stream of the Yangtze River would close in on the Three Gorges Dam. However, according to the actual rainfall data, the rains were noticeably dispersed, and the rainfall was much less than the forecasted levels.
18 July, 8 am - 19 July 8 am (GMT +8): According to weather reports on 18 July, rainfall would reach its most intense phase in the southern regions (of the Yangtze River). Kyrios continued to do her best to ease the rainfall around the Three Gorges Dam and the upper stream of the Yangtze River. As shown in the forecast, intense rainfall was estimated to be between 130-150mm in the upper stream, southwest area of the dam, but actual rainfall was below 100mm.
According to the preliminary prediction of the Three Gorges Corporation today, this round of floods will slowly recede after reaching their peak on the 18th. However, the Three Gorges Reservoir may usher in a new round of water around the 21 July. This likely means that the weather forecast is expecting heavy rainfall in the upper stream of the Yangtze River. It is therefore even more critical for Kyrios to prevent rainfall in the regions near the dam and the upper stream.
If the heavy rains in regions around the Three Gorges Dam as reported in the forecasts were left to run its course without Kyrios' intervention, China's flooding disaster this year would have been much worse. It should be noted that Kyrios is not here to stop the rains and floodings completely but to prevent the worst situation from happening. As disasters are the causations of humanity's actions, only when our actions change for the better, will we be able to live in a world free from calamitous events.
20 July, 8 am - 21 July 8 am (GMT +8): Rains had dispersed and weakened as it transited south.
However, a report by the China Meteorological Administration forecasts that China’s main rain belt will move northward again between 21-23 July.
It will mainly range from the Sichuan Basin to the HuangHuai region (eastern regions flanked by the Yellow River and Huai River). There will be heavy rains in the Sichuan Basin, upper and middle sections of the Han River, HuangHuai region, northern reaches of the JiangHuai region (eastern areas flanked by Yangtze and Huai River), etc. These areas will experience 40-80mm of cumulative rainfall, of which northern Chongqing, northeastern Sichuan, southern Shaanxi, Eastern Henan, south-central Shandong, northern Anhui, northern Jiangsu, and other regions will experience 100-200mm of cumulative rainfall. Localised rainfall will exceed 200mm.
This round of precipitation will mainly occur between 21 to 22 July. The Huai River and Yangtze River, which have experienced severe flooding, will face another challenge yet again.
Cumulative rainfall forecasted between 21-23 July, 2020
Kyrios will continue to pay close attention to the entire rain belt and disperse the rains while shifting some rain clouds northward towards Siberia to douse the wildfires there. As posted on our Weibo, we believe that the actual rainfall from 21-23 July will be lower than the forecasted rainfall with Kyrios’ help.
21 July, 8 am - 22 July 8 am (GMT +8): The areas near the Three Gorges Dam (red circle) continued to see less rainfall than forecasted. The forecast suggested 160mm of concentrated rainfall in the west area of the dam, as indicated by the pink zone circled in purple. This area lies between the Jialing River and Han River, which are tributaries of the Yangtze River.
However, actual rainfall was below 100mm and spread out towards the Hunan region, northeastern side of the dam. Although rainfall in this region seemed more concentrated, at least these rains did not fall in the upper section of the Yangtze River which would otherwise increase the water storage pressure of the Three Gorges Dam.
22 July, 8 am - 23 July 8 am (GMT +8): It can be clearly seen again that the area between the Jialing River and Han River (indicated by the purple circle) did not experience the heavy rains as depicted in the forecast. Even the large area of forecasted light blue and dark green zones (i.e., between 10-50mm) of rainfall was reduced to less than 10mm of rainfall.
For the past 2 days, actual rainfall was less when compared to the forecasted rainfall, as we had expected. This was especially so for the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, indicated by the purple circle.
23 July, 8 am - 24 July 8 am (GMT +8): Overall, there seemed to be little rainfall on this day. The heavy rainfall forecasted on the northwest of the dam had been spreaded out.
In conclusion, between 10 to 24 July, data have shown a significant reduction in actual rainfall compared to the forecasted levels across China. This is especially so in regions surrounding the Three Gorges Dam and the upstream of the Yangtze River. Our mission to safeguard the Three Gorges Dam during this year's unprecedented flood crisis is successful. If rainfall in these regions were not reduced, the result could be a more severe flood crisis.
Kyrios says that given that the most threatening phase has passed, her focus will be shifted to relieve other disasters around the world. Thus, she will temporarily wrap up her efforts in actively reducing rainfall in China tonight. However, Kyrios will continue to monitor and ensure that heavy downpours are kept under control.
When it comes to easing rains and preventing floods, expert advice from meteorologists and hydrologists will always be welcomed. Hence, we still hope that people with connections to meteorologists and hydrologists can get in touch with us.
Key Takeaway: Forming a united front is our best bet to saving lives and safeguarding our future.
This disaster-relief endeavour has proven to be an invaluable experience for Kyrios and ourselves. We can only imagine how much more effective these relief efforts would be if we had obtained experts' guidance right from the beginning. We thank every concerned individual across the world who offered prayers and extended their helping hands to reach out to the people in affected regions for every little bit counts towards relieving their sufferings.
We believe that unity between concerned individuals and organisations enables many disasters across the world to be mitigated effectively, saving more lives in the process. Not only so, given that such weather events are symptoms of a larger problem, the mission to prevent such climate disasters from occurring in the long term is also a daunting task. After all, everyone has clearly seen that from 2019 onwards, disasters across the world are intensifying, and the 2020 flood crisis caused by torrential rain in China serves as a prime example.
The Earth is in a critical condition due to global warming, yet many continue to neglect their commitments towards saving the planet and safeguarding our future.
Indeed, if Kyrios continues to silently alleviate or prevent the disasters that are destined to happen because of humanity's actions, then nobody will truly understand the true principles and change for the better. Thus, this is the reason why Kyrios insists on educating and reminding people to love and protect the Earth as well as to have the right values in life because this is the only solution to resolve the root cause of disasters.
Kyrios reminds us that every human action determines the fate of themselves and the world around them. She says that the root cause of the worsening of the disasters is the aggregation of everyone's misconduct. If people continue to increase the burden on planet Earth day after day only to satiate various desires, then this world will face even more of such severe disasters.
Thus, it is imperative that humanity unites as one, renounce discriminatory attitudes, and seek to resolve the world's problems together. On an individual level, we can change our habits and behaviours towards a more eco-friendly and kinder lifestyle. Such actions will do well to reduce disasters and preserve the lives of ourselves and our descendants.
Let us work together to Save World, Save Life, and Save Yourself.