Firefighters are called to flooded retirement home in Haifa; 11 scuba divers are rescued off the Jaffa coast.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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 reported.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.In 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 sank.AdvertisementTel 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.
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