Damage is seen to home after it was leveled by a tornado near Omaha, Neb., on April 26. Photo: Nikos Frazier/Omaha World-Herald via AP

The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Eternal Leader of the Nation of Islam, warned about the judgment of America for its severe mistreatment of the Black and Indigenous man and woman.  He warned that Allah (God) would use the forces of nature to humble and punish America.

The United States has been battered by a series of extreme weather events in recent weeks, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. In the South-Central U.S. and Midwest, communities are grappling with the aftermath of tornadoes and floods.

Intense weather storms caused flight disruptions at Bush International Airport in Houston, on May 2, with 156 delayed and 45 canceled flights by midday, according to data by flight tracking tech company FlightAware. William P. Hobby Airport reported 1,209 flight delays and one cancellation, FlightAware indicated.

“The Texas State Emergency Operations Center continues to operate at Level II (Escalated Response), with 24-hour emergency management council operations, in order to support requests for state assistance from local officials in areas impacted by storms and flooding,”


Stated Governor Greg Abbott, who expanded its disaster declaration to include 59 counties in at-risk areas for severe weather and flooding, with the updated disaster declaration covering 88 counties in total.  Additional counties were expected to be added as conditions warranted. 

On April 30, Gov. Abbott issued a disaster proclamation, certifying the severe storms and flooding that began on April 26, and included heavy rainfall, flash flooding, river flooding, large hail, and hazardous wind gusts that caused widespread and severe property damage, injury, or loss of life.

“Texans are urged to monitor local forecasts, make an emergency plan, and follow instructions of emergency response officials. Never drive or walk through flooded roads, and do not drive around barricaded roadways. Remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown,” he stated, in a May 2 press release.

“This is fulfillment of prophecy. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan says in “Torchlight for America,” pages 31-32, that ‘All of these catastrophes increase the budget deficit and more of these catastrophes are on the way to America with ever-increasing rapidity. 

This is God’s way of nudging or forcing government leadership to accept real solutions to the country’s problems. Jehovah used 10 plagues against Pharoah. Those 10 plagues, including natural calamities from snow, rain, hail, and earthquakes, are seen in the world today, particularly in America.’

There is a certain arrogance and false pride among the leadership that encourages the wrath of God,” stated Nation of Islam Student Southwest Regional Minister Abdul Haleem Muhammad, a Ph.D. in urban planning.   

“Do they not see that We are visiting the land, curtailing it of its sides? And Allah pronounces a doom—there is no repeller of His decree. And He is Swift in calling to account,” continued Student Minister Muhammad, reciting the Holy Qur’an, Chapter 13 (Al-Rad—The Thunder), verse 41.

The recent weather was the latest in a rash of storms to pound the Plains and Midwest, and more severe weather was expected in the week of May 6, according to weather.com. 

From May 2 through the weekend, 130 tornadoes were either confirmed by the National Weather Service or sighted by storm spotters. At least five people were killed. The tornadoes spanned over 10 different states from Wyoming to Iowa to Texas.

Over 30 tornadoes were confirmed in Oklahoma, at least two dozen in Iowa, 20 in Texas, 16 in Missouri, 15 in Kansas, and 13 in Nebraska. On May 1, storms brought tornadoes and hail the size of golf balls to parts of Kansas. On May 2, one of the tornadoes fell into the rare one percent of those that spin in the opposite direction.

An extremely rare, backward-spinning anticyclonic tornado touched down in Oklahoma. “This is so incredibly rare it’s hard to describe,” Taylor Trogdon of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted on X, formerly Twitter.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the strongest tornado, an EF4 (Enhanced Fujita Scale or EF Scale), raked through the West Side of Marietta, Oklahoma, after 10 p.m. on April 27. One person was killed, and a Dollar Tree warehouse was heavily damaged.

About 20 percent (two dozen) of the tornadoes were rated at least EF2 (111-135 mph). According to NWS, a handful of them tore through eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. One of the twisters touched down on the Northeast side of Lincoln, Nebraska.

A manufacturing plant suffered EF3 (136-165 mph) damage, and the twister eventually slammed into a train, derailing numerous cars before it crossed Interstate 80. Another long-track EF3 tornado heavily damaged the town of Elkhorn, Neb., before crossing the Missouri River into Harrison County, Iowa.

Meanwhile, sinking land combined with sea-level rise is especially problematic along the Gulf Coast, according to a new study.

According to Houston Public Media,a service of the University of Houston, “Disappearing cities on U.S. coasts,” a peer-reviewed study published in March in the journal Nature, shows that subsidence or the gradual caving in/sinking is especially pronounced along the Gulf Coast, where sea-level rise has been accelerating.

According to the study, that means exacerbated future flooding risks for Houston-area communities such as Freeport, Galveston, Port Arthur and Texas City.

Researchers from Brown University, Virginia Tech and institutions in Canada, England and India examined the potential impacts of subsidence in 32 U.S. cities situated along the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts—including Freeport, Galveston, Port Arthur and Texas City.

They found that hundreds of thousands of residents and properties nationwide face the threat of inundation by the year 2050, when sea levels are projected to have risen by at least 10 inches along U.S. coastlines, continued Houston Public Media.

Meanwhile, in the West, California cities were bracing for the return of rain and more than a foot of snow between May 3-5.

In his book “The Fall of America,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad wrote that calamities would curtail America on all of her sides.

“The four great judgments that Almighty [God] Allah is bringing upon America are rain, hail, snow and earthquakes. We see them now covering all sides of America, as the Holy Qur’an prophesies, ‘curtailing her on all her sides.’ And these judgments would push the people into the center of the country, and there they would realize that it is Allah (God) Who is bringing them and their country to a naught,”

Said the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, quoting his teacher, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s book, “The Fall of America,” from Chapter 35, “America Surrounded with The Judgment of Allah,” page 154. The Minister shared those divine words during Part 10 of his 2013, 58-week lecture series “The Time and What Must Be Done.”

—Charlene Muhammad,

National Correspondent