“15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.”
(Rev 12:15-16 KJV)
As Israel escapes into the wilderness Satan casts a flood to destroy them. This is most certainly symbolic of war. Satan will control his antichrist to send his armies after Israel in the wilderness. Whatever Satan sends, God will destroy by opening the earth to swallow the armies. This is most likely an earthquake since there will be great earthquakes during the end time.