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GALLERY: Week of winter weather wallops Israel

A long week of severe storms have quickly washed away the heat of summer with lightening storms, flooding and power outages, but some have managed to make light of the change in season.

It was a long and hot summer in Israel, and over the past week, it seems the weather has been trying to make up for it all at once, with a string of continuing storms that have flooded streets and left tens of thousands without power.

 

 

The electric company finally announced Thursday that electricity had been returned to all Israelis after an intense lightening show struck the coast overnight, bringing a significant amount of rain.

 

Lightening of the shores of Netanya Wednesday night. (Photo: Ido Erez)
Lightening of the shores of Netanya Wednesday night. (Photo: Ido Erez)

 

Also in Netanya. (Photo: AFP)
Also in Netanya. (Photo: AFP)

 

Neither was Ashkelon spared from Wednesday night's lightening show. (Photo: Reuters)
Neither was Ashkelon spared from Wednesday night's lightening show. (Photo: Reuters)

 

Two people were killed in weather-related incidents during the first day of severe rains on Sunday, but the storm has also been cause for some laugh and make light of the heavy clouds.

 

Like this guy who took the opportunity to make is voice heard:

 

I'm singing in the rain!

I'm singing in the rain!

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 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

שלח
הסרטון נשלח לחברך

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הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

 

Or this group who enjoyed the comic timing of their friend trying to unblock a drain: 

 

Scubadiving in the backyard.    (צילום: רום חתוכה )

Scubadiving in the backyard.

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שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

שלח
הסרטון נשלח לחברך

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הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

 

While the surfers in Israel found an easy way to get around: 

 

Kfar Saba beach life.    (צילום: דנה שמעוני)

Kfar Saba beach life.

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תמונה חדשה

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הסרטון נשלח לחברך

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הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

 

As did the trash bins:

 

Taking out the trash.    (צילום: אריאל אומנסקי)

Taking out the trash.

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שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

שלח
הסרטון נשלח לחברך

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הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

 

The large amounts of rain and heavy winds led to flooding and power outages that had many wondering if authorities could be doing more to prepare for such events.

 

Flooding in Kfar Saba.    (צילום: רון שריר ואלדר קטזביץ)

Flooding in Kfar Saba.

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שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

שלח
הסרטון נשלח לחברך

סגורסגור

הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

 

In Kfar Saba and Ra'anana, the streets turned into fast-flowing rivers and some homes and business were damaged on Thursday morning and local mayors called for a formal investigation into the handling of the shift in weather.

 

A flooded street in Kfar Saba Thursday morning. (Photo: Dana Tamari)
A flooded street in Kfar Saba Thursday morning. (Photo: Dana Tamari)

 

Also in Kfar Saba on Thursday. (Photo: Dana Tamari)
Also in Kfar Saba on Thursday. (Photo: Dana Tamari)

 

Water fills the entrance to an apartment building in Kfar Saba on Thursday. (Photo: Chagai)
Water fills the entrance to an apartment building in Kfar Saba on Thursday. (Photo: Chagai)

 

The rest of the week has also resulted in some unique photos showing that not only politics can be volatile in the Middle East.

 

Lightening in Petah Tikvah this week. (Photo: Udi Levin)
Lightening in Petah Tikvah this week. (Photo: Udi Levin)

 

An overturned bus stop in Moshav Udim - the result of heavy winds.
An overturned bus stop in Moshav Udim - the result of heavy winds.

 

Obscenely large hail in Ramat HaKovesh (Photo: Michal Rotzki)
Obscenely large hail in Ramat HaKovesh (Photo: Michal Rotzki)

 

This tree crushed this car in Kfar Saba (Photo: Eli Nodler)
This tree crushed this car in Kfar Saba (Photo: Eli Nodler)

 

Cars became sinking boats in Kfar Saba. (Udi Gelbshtein)
Cars became sinking boats in Kfar Saba. (Udi Gelbshtein)

 

So, when does summer begin again?

 


פרסום ראשון: 10.29.15, 09:57
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