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‘Biblical’ Floods Hit Israel

Israel is awash with winter rains, and Lake Kinneret in the Galilee has been soaking up the much needed water rising a rapid 3.5 centimeters (around 1.4 inches) in the last 24 hours alone, marking the largest single-day rise since summer.

The winter weather is set to continue on Wednesday, with thunder storms rolling from the north of the country down to the northern Negev desert.

In Jerusalem’s Kiryat Menachem neighborhood in the southwest of the capital, the heavy winds and rain brought down an electric pole on Hantke Street. No wounds were caused, but a parked car on the street was damaged.

As a result of the damage, traffic lanes to the Ir Ganim and Ein Kerem neighborhoods were closed, with police guiding traffic in the area.

Heavy rains and stormy weather are set to continue at least until the afternoon, with the rain expected to taper off afterwards even as the temperatures remain colder than normal.


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YouTube Personality 'ShantiUniverse', Chief Editor & Columnist of From San Antonio Texas has lived in New York, England, and Las Vegas.