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A Look at Israel’s Flood

Rain and snow have pelted the country, causing lots of damage

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Ayalon Highway(Buzzfeed)

For a country that prides itself on preparedness, bad weather in Israel has brought its biggest city and some of its roads and public transportation to a halt. As it turns out, the desert may have bloomed, there is no drainage for the overrun.

Tel Aviv braced for further floods Tuesday afternoon, even as the city began to recover from a morning in which its main traffic artery and rail services ground to a halt due to fierce storms that hit much of Israel. The rains were so powerful on Tuesday morning that flooding caused the closure of Tel Aviv’s main artery – the Ayalon Highway, or Highway 20 – as well as the city’s train stations.

BuzzFeed has put together a collection of photos from Israel, some hilariously doctored, others real (see above) that capture the storm’s menace. It’s worth the 30 seconds of your time.

Most Viral Photos from Israel’s Mini-Hurricane
Tel Aviv Underwater [JPost]

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This rain in the Holy Land and Middle East region at the moment is a real blessing. Every millimetre that falls is valuable. The positive aspects of the precipitation far outweigh the negatives. As with all events it is important to guage the real plusses and minuses. BTW, more people should study the “Eleventh Article of Faith” as enunciated by Maimonides. Good reign for good rain anyone…

When they are finished building border fences Israel should build floodplain catchbasins and terraces. This would force the water downward where it would drive the salt out of the aquifers into the sea. All that fresh water running is just getting wasted. Oh and also I see an awful lot of mud. Curb that erosion!


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A Look at Israel’s Flood

Rain and snow have pelted the country, causing lots of damage

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