Herzliya marina promenade during the Carmel storm

Carmel storm's peak passes, but heavy rain continues

Authorities warn public to stay away from underground floors, roads and beaches due to potential flooding; most showers expected in north and along coast, set to continue until Friday

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Updated: 12.21.21, 11:38
Israel's Meteorological Service said on Tuesday that the peak of the Carmel winter storm has passed, though the wind speed has subsided, large amounts of rain are still expected and flood warnings for the country's coastal and southern areas remained in place.
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  • "Carmel" caused injuries and damage, including a man who was critically hurt when a tree fell on him in Netanya on Monday. He remains in a life-threatening condition in hospital.
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    סופת כרמל במרינה הרצליה
    סופת כרמל במרינה הרצליה
    Herzliya marina promenade during the Carmel storm
    (Photo: Herzliya Municipality)
    Winds that reached 100 kilometers and hour and caused numerous trees downed and debris to damage property throughout the country.
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    מזג אוויר סוער בחדרה
    מזג אוויר סוער בחדרה
    Stormy weather near Hadera on Monday
    (Photo: AP)
    Medical officials said several people were treated with hyperthermia due to the extreme cold and a car fell into a sinkhole in northern Tel Aviv.
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    צוותים של עיריית עכו מפנים עצים שקרסו בעיר
    צוותים של עיריית עכו מפנים עצים שקרסו בעיר
    Municipal workers remove a tree downed by winds in Acre on Monday
    (Photo: Acre municipality)
    Most rain is expected in the north of the country and along the coast, with showers set to continue through Friday.
    Carmel storm hits Israel
    Snow fall will also continue on the peaks of the Hermon mountain where it has already accumulated to more than 20 cm (nearly 8 inches.)
    Authorities warn the public to stay away from underground parking garages and elevators reaching underground floors, fearing floodwaters, and urge drivers to refrain from travel when possible and avoid flood prone routs along the cost and in the eastern areas.
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    חורף ביפו
    חורף ביפו
    Jaffa shore during the Carmel storm
    (Photo: Dana Kopel)
    The sea and beaches were also described as dangerous and the public was warned to stay away.
    Saturday is expected to be without rain, but temperatures will remain low.



    First published: 11:09, 12.21.21
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