In 1951, as Brother Branham spoke to the congregation in the Calvary Temple in Los Angeles, California, he warned that judgment was approaching and that it probably would strike right there first.
"Over on the East Coast, they’re always hollering to me, 'Why you going to the West Coast?' 'Everybody pulls out to Los Angeles.'

"Maybe that’s God’s place---that’s right. Right here is probably where judgment will strike---and that’s right. Let’s get ready. My, this will probably be the first place it’ll be hit, right in here. Oh Church, hold to God’s unchanging hand."