Burst of rain brings minor flooding to the North
LAST UPDATED: 10/26/2012 18:37
Firefighters are called to flooded retirement home in Haifa; 11 scuba divers are rescued off the Jaffa coast.
A storm touches down on water off Atlit coast Photo: Baz Ratner / Reuters
A burst of late-morning rain brought minor flooding to a number of cities in the
North on Friday – as an unusually resilient summer was suddenly relegated to
sweat-filled memories of months past.
In Haifa, the rains flooded at
least one retirement home and water filled a number of local streets, Army Radio
Firefighters dispatched to the retirement home helped evacuate
the elderly residents.
One car became stuck on a flooded street in
Haifa’s Mifratz industrial area, leading to serious traffic jams.
Acre, at least one home was flooded.
The stormy morning’s wrath, however,
was not limited to once-dry land.
Over a kilometer off the coast of
Jaffa, a boat carrying 11 people from a local scuba diving school capsized and
Tel Aviv Police’s maritime unit quickly responded to their distress
call and rescued all 11 passengers.
Saturday saw partly cloudy skies and
a slight rise in temperatures.
Temperatures are forecasted to rise early
this week, with the weather becoming unseasonably warm and dry.