Buildings flooded, trees downed following overnight storms

Police in the city received multiple calls to assist those stuck in flooded cars, elevators and homes.

A car trapped on a flooded road in Israel. (photo credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)
A car trapped on a flooded road in Israel.
(photo credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)
Rescue teams searched for people trapped in a flooded building in Ashdod after storms overnight caused flooding across Israel on Wednesday, Ynet reported.
After hours of searching, rescue teams determined that no one was trapped in the basement, and the incident ended without any casualties. There are no reports of serious injuries caused by the storm across Israel.
A couple was taken to the hospital suffering from mild hypothermia after being trapped in a flooded car, according to Israel Hayom.
Police in the city received multiple calls to assist those stuck in flooded cars, elevators and homes, according to Israel Police.
Lightning struck a tree near a school in Ness Ziona, starting a fire, according to N12. The municipality was able to control the fire.
Flooding caused traffic lights to malfunction near Yagur junction and opened a sinkhole in a road in Bnei Brak. Near Zichron Ya’acov trees fell and blocked Highway 653. Vehicles were stuck in floods and mud in multiple places across the country, according to Walla.
Rescue services were called to assist residents of Hadera in 15 different locations. A minibus full of people was stuck in a flooded
area, and passengers were rescued by boat.
More rain was expected throughout Wednesday, causing concern that there could be flooding in the center of the country. An increase in wind speeds and a drop in temperatures to lows not typical of the season were also expected.
Tobias Siegal contributed to this report.



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