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Residents rescued from coastal flooding; 1st snow of season falls on Mt. Hermon

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A number of people were rescued on Saturday morning as rainfall caused floods in several parts of Israel as the country was hit by a storm front.

People were extricated from their homes and vehicles after heavy rainfall caused flooding in the coastal cities of Tel Aviv, Haifa and Ness Ziona, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

Police said that Tel Aviv’s Rokah Boulevard, Herbert Samuel and Allenby Street were closed due to flooding, and advised motorists to find “alternative and safe” routes.

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Flood warnings were issued for the Judean Desert and Dead Sea area. Flooding on Tel Aviv’s Rokah Boulevard, November 21, 2020 (Israel Police)

Meanwhile, Mount Hermon in the north of the country saw its first snow flurries of the winter season.


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