Meteorologist Who Mocks Great Flood Warns Viewers Of Storm Of Biblical Proportion
Flip Rivers, a meteorologist at WNCA, the ABC affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina was raised in a Christian home learning about the Great Flood of Noah and his ark. He believed in the story when he was 7 years-old. But then he grew up and went off to college, his beliefs changed. Surrounded by scientists and other academics who were too intelligent to believe in the Biblical accounts, Rivers followed suit.
But that unbelief is not stopping him from being part of a 24-hour news cycle warning viewers about the once-in-a-lifetime hurricane. "Folks, if you are watching, it is your responsibility to take these warnings seriously. Hurricane Florence is unlike any hurricane we have seen. There will likely be a 20-foot storm surge. There will be 40 inches of rain in a 24-48 hour period of time. If you do not evacuate, you will likely die. Florence has sustained winds of 140 mph. This will rip houses apart. There is a good chance that you won't be able to go back to your city for several weeks. Some of the outlying islands may be gone for good. Some of you won't listen to me, but this is a storm of Biblical proportion. I don't believe in those stories, but you should still believe me when I tell you it will be that bad."
Flip does his best to give people the best information. "I show them photos of entire cities that have been wiped out by one hurricane that blew in and blew out. They just don't believe me. How can people be so hard-headed in the face of historic record and eye-witness accounts?"
Sounding like a prophet, Rivers gets frustrated that people don't believe his forecasts. Granted, he is not always right, but still. His mother, Gina is just as frustrated that he doesn't believe the Bible. "I tell him that he sounds like Noah warning the people of the coming flood. That makes him so mad. But it is true."