Northern, central Israel at risk of flooding

December 13, 2010 09:06

Rain continued to fall in northern and central Israel Monday morning, and thunderstorms accompanied by wind gusts of 80 kph were expected until Monday afternoon. 

The national weather service warned Monday of floods and lightning in the Jordan Valley, the Judean Desert and Mount Carmel.There was also fear of flooding in the center of the country.

Overnight Sunday, about 120 centimeters of snow fell at at the lower Carmel in the Hermon area and about two meters fell at the upper parts of the mountain. Light snow also fell in Jerusalem.

Residents also reported snow in Samaria and Binyamin, and in the communities of Efrat and Ofra.

Wind gusts and rain were expected to gradually weaken by Monday afternoon.

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