Severe storms in northern Israel cause flooding, injuries and death

Tree falls on one man; another dies after being hit by a car. But at least one Haifa resident figured out how to have some fun amid the storm this year, traversing the flooded streets with a jet ski.

Lightning strikes over the Mediterranean sea during a rain storm near the city of Ashkelon
Winter is here: Snow and unusual amounts of rain

The cold weather that started on Friday has gotten more severe, temperatures dropped and rain has started to pour down upon the country.

Campo di Ghetto Novo, Venice, November 15, 2019.
Venice’s ancient ghetto floods as new tides rise

Venice's ancient Jewish neighborhood was flooded on Friday morning, as a new high tide peaked at 154 cm, leaving 70% of the iconic Italian city inundated.

A woman clears out the water from her flooded house at Paravur on the outskirts of Kochi, in the sou
Indian floods: Death toll reaches 147, hundreds of thousands evacuated

Last year, more than 200 people were killed in Kerala and over five million affected in one of worst floods in 100 years in the state.

Villagers use a makeshift raft to cross a flooded area on the outskirts of Agartala, India July 15,
Massive floods in India, Nepal, Bangladesh cause millions to flee

Worst affected is the northern Indian state of Bihar, where some 1.9 million people have fled their homes due to rising waters, a state government release said.

Noah's Ark theme park
Noah's Ark replica owners sue insurers over rain damage

The owners of the biblical park are claiming the insurers acted in bad faith and have only paid a "a very small portion" of the $1 million cost, according to CNN.

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth approaches the coast of Mozambique
Floods threaten Mozambique as cyclone hits the country

Aid agencies said they were still struggling to reach victims and work out the extent of the devastation in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

An aerial view of flooding in Golestan province, Iran March 27, 2019
Iranian Imam: Why are you worried about sanctions? Don't you have a God?

The Iranian cleric also asserted that the flooding that swept Iran at the end of March of this year was a "divine blessing."

An aerial view of flooding in Golestan province, Iran March 27, 2019
Iran leader approves tapping sovereign fund for flood relief

The fund is worth about $92 billion, according to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, which tracks the industry.

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