Stormy weather caused some power outages in the Sharon region on Friday
afternoon. Falling trees and direct lightning strikes brought down some power
lines, the Israel Electric Corporation said Saturday night.
and unusual lightning strikes, along with heavy rain which occurred on Friday
afternoon in the Sharon region, caused outages in Kfar Saba, Ra’anana and
Herzliya,” the IEC spokeswoman said. “The strong winds knocked down trees, which
fell on the power lines. In addition, lightning struck several lines. IEC teams
headed immediately into the field to repair the downed lines and the damage to
“The IEC apologizes to its customers and thanks them for
their patience during the long wait for the return of power,” the spokeswoman
said. She added that most families’ power was restored in one to four hours.
However, about 150 families in Kfar Saba did not have their power restored until
11 a.m. on Saturday – about 20 hours after it went out.