January 1, 1999 |
Rain flooded northern Israel on Thursday after months of drought, destroying property and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. Israel Television said that 8 inches of rain fell on the Carmel region. In the southern town of Ashkelon, 59 workers from South Korea and Romania were stranded on a pier after huge waves struck their houseboat, Israel's Army Radio said. No one was injured, but rescue efforts were suspended at nightfall, and the workers were to stay on the pier until dawn today.
February 10, 1992 |
Snowstorms swept the eastern Mediterranean again Sunday, blanketing Jerusalem and other cities in the region's harshest winter in more than 40 years. At least 15 people died in floods and avalanches. Israel Radio said the Sea of Galilee, a major source of drinking and irrigation water for the Jewish state, was rising a half-inch an hour as the season's third snowstorm hit.