Funny that the trains are kept running although the tracks lie right in the median of the highway. Perhaps now is the time to promote more public transport use --and more supply of it -- to keep things flowing. Otherwise start a gondola service along the Ayalon which might be more feasibile given the slow pace that the MoT makes decisions about improving Public Transport.
2. this is a joke
It's such a joke to see Israel struggling through a simple rainy period. Screw Iran and its nukes, just splash water on Israel and see it shut down.
Tel Aviv, Israel
3. Re: this is a joke
Lior, do you live here? This is not a simple rainy period - it's the largest storm system to hit Israel in over a decade. The Kinneret has risen by nearly a METER in a few days.
4. Re: Gil
Yes I do live here.
The "largest storm system to hit Israel in over a decade" is nothing more than a simple rainy period somewhere else. Yes, its a lot of rain, but cities are built and planned to handle these sort of events. Clearly, not Israel's cities. This is basic, fundamental, infrastructure planning. Israel has neglected it and you get what you see here today. If its a money issue (which it usually is) then take all funding away from those useless haredim and pump it into the infrastructure. Problem solved.
Tel Aviv, Israel
5. re lior
Another anti hareidi leftist from north TLV?
What has government spending got to do with this?
The councils charg enough for arnona which is supposed to pay for this sort of thing, but as you live in tel aviv, whatch your council waste its money on ulta high wages, gay parades and countless other things that nobody except a small minority think is important.
By the way , I am not religious. I just think people like you should keep quiet about the things you know nothing about
6. You cannot plan for such a rare event
To base financial planning on something that occurs once in a lifetime,is like staying in bed in case you are hit by a meteorite(or even a bus!) Dont forget we are built on sand and are usually crying out for water.In a week all will be OK.If there is money to spend,give it to the nurses and teachers.
7. Ayalon was expected to flood every 10 years
Funny thing about the moaners, they didnt say much about New York and the hurricanes there which were once in a lifetime event. However, as an outsider who actually reads and understands, the Ayalon was designed in such a way that it was expected to flood every 10 years. So the designers were spot on. More then can be said for some of the articles
9. If its doing this in the Kineret it will be worth it
I know its only a dream but it would be nice if these heavy rains could raise the level of the Kinerest to such level that they had to open the flood gates to avoid flooding.
certainly be nice if the dying Dead Sea got a drink.
Been annoying for me though because I am planning to run in the Jerusalem marathon and in this weather I can't get out to train.
10. if they didnt have such 3rd world style driving it wouldnt b
be so bad
11. Because of our hot summers and very little rain
over the last 9 years we are bound to be engulfed in flash floods. They will soon subside and hopefully fill up our artisan wells and the Kinn
eret not to mention the dead and salt seas. One thing I can guarantee is that the water bills won't come down!
12. Reply to Jerry # 5
They say some homophobes who have not accepted their true sexuality may feel the urge to hit out at homosexuals who fear might bring their repressed desires to the surface.
Wolf man Jack ,
out on the praire
13. Not every 10 years...
but every year the same is happening and nothing is done to prevent.
Nazareth Elite, Isra
14. Nowhere can be completely prepared for
such heavy rainfall that does let up. Its not just drizzle most of the time it is bucketing down.
The UK also finds it hard to deal with, if anyone has seen the floods they will know. Even the U.S.A. has a hard time fighting nature.
Its much needed rain, and as some mentioned the Kinnereth has risen nicely, but still has a way to go.
Israelis are just not used to this sort of weather, so it is a big deal when they get stranded "midstream" on a regular road or have to wade through water in the streets.
Has the Wellyboots business improved????
This coming summer, especially July and August, remember these days of cold and wet.....
15. Wolf Man Jack # 12
"They" sure are full of it aren't they?
Left Coast, USA
16. Reply # 9 Zionist forever
See you at the marathon :-)
17. Lets get some decent drainage
instead of supporting the army-evading. non-working haredim, and building settlements for right wing loonies, how about putting that money into city drainage and other infrastructure nightmares like modern countries???