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News and updates about flooding

Snow falls in northern Israel, day of rain expected

Cold temperatures and continual rain are expected for at least the next 24 hours in most parts of Israel.

Snow falls in northern Israel, day of rain expected

Watch: Backhoe driver rescued from flooded road

Backhoe driver attempts to evacuate sinking vehicle, is rescued by firefighters.

Watch: Backhoe driver rescued from flooded road

State of emergency declared amid heavy rain and flooding

Forecasts calling for heavy rain centered around the NYC area from Friday into Saturday morning. Flood watch in effect.

State of emergency declared amid heavy rain and flooding

Tens of thousands missing or dead after Libya floods

Tropical storm Daniel has left sections of Libya heavily damaged and killed an estimated 3,000.

Tens of thousands missing or dead after Libya floods

Foreign Ministry: All Israelis in India flood zone contacted

The Foreign Affairs Ministry reports on the dramatic operation to contact all Israelis trapped by flooding in northern India.

Foreign Ministry: All Israelis in India flood zone contacted

Israel sends food, water to Ukraine after dam attack

200,000 liters of drinking water, 10 tons of food sent to aid victims of flooding in Kerson region after destruction of Kakhova Dam.

Israel sends food, water to Ukraine after dam attack

Two lives lost, dozens rescued in freak spring weather

'The water was up to my neck and all I could see around me was mud.'

Two lives lost, dozens rescued in freak spring weather

Chilly Shabbat: More rains, chance of flooding

The weekend is expected to bring more windy weather, including occasional thunderstorms with a possibility of flooding.

Chilly Shabbat: More rains, chance of flooding

Queens residents evacuating after massive overnight flooding

Severe rain leads to massive flooding in Queens, trapping residents inside homes, and leading to evacuations.

Queens residents evacuating after massive overnight flooding

Watch: Flooding in the Ramon Stream

True to forecasters' predictions, the Ramon Stream in southern Israel began to overflow.

Watch: Flooding in the Ramon Stream

Hurricane Ian causes 'catastrophic' flooding in South Carolina

Storm touches down in state as Category 1 hurricane with torrential rain, high winds and severe flooding.

Hurricane Ian causes 'catastrophic' flooding in South Carolina

Las Vegas hit with rare thunderstorm, severe flooding

Severe thunderstorm drenches Las Vegas in rain, with casinos and parking garages experiencing flooding.

Las Vegas hit with rare thunderstorm, severe flooding

Watch: 'Historic' waves crash over 2-story buildings in Hawaii

Video captured the moment a giant wave crashed a party on the seafront as it was about to get started.

Watch: 'Historic' waves crash over 2-story buildings in Hawaii

Over 100 dead or missing in Brazil after heavy flooding

The 4th natural disaster in the last five months raises questions about climate change in the impoverished part of the country.

Over 100 dead or missing in Brazil after heavy flooding

Watch: Flood saves Ukrainian town from Russian invasion

In a last-ditch attempt to stop Russia’s advance on the Ukrainian capital, a dam was intentionally lifted, flooding the town.

Watch: Flood saves Ukrainian town from Russian invasion

Chance of rain and flooding as haze lifts

Forecasters predict high temperatures, with rainfall and chance of flooding.

Chance of rain and flooding as haze lifts

Death toll in South African floods surpasses 340

Officials declared a disaster emergency after catastrophic flooding ravaged entire communities in the Durban area.

Death toll in South African floods surpasses 340

14 killed in flooding caused by heavy rains

At least 14 killed, including seven children, after days of heavy rains trigger flooding and landslides in state of Rio de Janeiro.

14 killed in flooding caused by heavy rains

Forecast for Wednesday: Occasional rain, chance of flooding

Wednesday is expected to bring more rain and a continued cold front along with possible flooding in the Judean desert.

Forecast for Wednesday: Occasional rain, chance of flooding

Snow! Coming to a hilltop near you on Wednesday night

A week of wintry, stormy weather culminating in snow in the north & central peaks, with flooding likely in Negev & coastal areas.

Snow! Coming to a hilltop near you on Wednesday night

Brazilian woman recounts finding devastation from floods

Brazil's Bahia state has suffered from floods for the past weeks.

Brazilian woman recounts finding devastation from floods

Flooding feared as winter storm Carmel hits Israel

Heavy winds, rain mark beginning of Carmel storm in Israel, with storm expected to peak later on Monday.

Flooding feared as winter storm Carmel hits Israel

Watch: Dead Sea area floods following weekend rains

First wave of post-preciipitation flooding hits southern Israel, Dead Sea area.

Watch: Dead Sea area floods following weekend rains

Canada: 18,000 stranded following 'disastrous' flooding

1 dead, 3 missing and 18,000 stranded as emergency declared in western Canada.

Canada: 18,000 stranded following 'disastrous' flooding

Israel: Winter weather brings flood risks

Temperatures remain high as forecasters predict light rainfall, warn of flood risk.

Israel: Winter weather brings flood risks

The Mystery of the Flood

How should we understand the notion of HaShem "changing His mind"?

The Mystery of the Flood

Deadly Iran cyclone claims at least 9 lives, thousands uprooted

Armed troops said to be assisting residents stuck during the heavy flooding.

Deadly Iran cyclone claims at least 9 lives, thousands uprooted

New York family drowns in ‘Death Trap’ basement apartment

In the wake of extreme flooding in NYC, tragic details are emerging of families stranded in their homes.

New York family drowns in ‘Death Trap’ basement apartment

46 dead after Ida floods northeast USA

'Stay off the roads, we're not out of this yet,' NJ Gov. Murphy begs. Senior meteorologist: 'As far as the United States goes, it's gone.'

46 dead after Ida floods northeast USA

NYC mayor calls record flooding 'horrible and tragic'

New York Governor Kathy Hochul also speaks at press conference, addressing how to improve street level infrastructure against future floods.

NYC mayor calls record flooding 'horrible and tragic'

NYC Hatzalah crew runs 1.2 miles to aid trapped woman in labor

A healthy baby was safely delivered by Hatzalah on a flooded NYC highway in the middle of Wednesday's historic rainfall.

NYC Hatzalah crew runs 1.2 miles to aid trapped woman in labor

At least 24 dead in New York, New Jersey floods

Authorities say many victims drowned in basement apartments which were flooded by remnants of Hurricane Ida.

At least 24 dead in New York, New Jersey floods

Torah scrolls rescued from flooded NYC synagogue by Hatzalah

After being rescued from basement entrance, Torah scrolls were unrolled on tables to dry out and remove any chance of further damage.

Torah scrolls rescued from flooded NYC synagogue by Hatzalah

At least 6 dead in NY, NJ flooding

Four people have drowned in NYC basements; another two people died, one after being trapped in a submerged car near Passaic River.

At least 6 dead in NY, NJ flooding

Tropical Depression Henri floods Chabad headquarters

Hurricane Henri downgrades to tropical depression, flooding '770' Chabad Lubavitch headquarters and leaving at least 135,000 without power.

Tropical Depression Henri floods Chabad headquarters

N. Korea: COVID, flooding & sanctions but 'No' to outside help

North Korea’s cited a 'triple whammy' COVID-19 resurgence, economic sanctions, and major flooding but continues turning its back on help.

N. Korea: COVID, flooding & sanctions but 'No' to outside help

Watch: Strong winds tear roof off Chinese building

Severe storms ripped off the entire roof off a building in China as heavy rains and flooding swept the country.

Watch: Strong winds tear roof off Chinese building

Watch: Worst flooding in half a century leaves thousands missing

Thousands remain missing and hundreds dead after 3-months worth of rain falls in just 24 hours time.

Watch: Worst flooding in half a century leaves thousands missing

30 missing, at least six dead, in Germany floods

Six homes collapse due to flooding in Germany, police say.

30 missing, at least six dead, in Germany floods

Watch: 150 feared dead in India after glacier crashes into dam

As many as 150 feared dead in India after glacier breaks apart, sweeping away a hydroelectric dam and causing mass flooding.

Watch: 150 feared dead in India after glacier crashes into dam

Flooding at Tel Aviv IDF bases

Floods damage buildings and IT systems; fire fighters dealt with 139 floods last night and today, most in central and Sharon areas.

Flooding at Tel Aviv IDF bases

Watch: Due to rains, Nahal Yaelim flows over

Rainfall led to flooding in Nahal Yaelim that flows from Arad through Judean Desert, spills into Dead Sea 5 km north of the Dead Sea hotels.

Watch: Due to rains, Nahal Yaelim flows over

Flooding in southern Israel

Arava Regional Council closes schools due to heavy rainfall and flooding.

Flooding in southern Israel

Three aircraft will be non-operational for two to three months

Five of eight aircraft damaged by flooding at Hatzor Base will be back in service in the next few days, a senior IAF official says.

Three aircraft will be non-operational for two to three months

'Avoid riverbanks and entering streams'

Nature and Parks Authority warns of collapse of riverbanks after forecasters predict cold, rain, and flooding.

'Avoid riverbanks and entering streams'

Air Force Commander sets up team to investigate Hatzor flooding

Major General Norkin notes incident did not coincide with expectations, stressing importance to research, learn, and apply lessons.

Air Force Commander sets up team to investigate Hatzor flooding

'We made a mistake not evacuating Air Force bases'

Senior IAF official says base which flooded should've been among those evacuated prior to storm.

'We made a mistake not evacuating Air Force bases'

IDF fighter jets damaged in winter flooding

Israeli Air Force fighter jets damaged after hangars flooded during winter storms. Damage could cost millions to repair.

IDF fighter jets damaged in winter flooding

Netanyahu: Motti was a great hero

Prime Minister and three senior government ministers pay condolence call to family of man who drowned while trying to save family from flood

Netanyahu: Motti was a great hero

Elevator drowning victims tried to call for help as water rose

Police reveal couple who drowned in Tel Aviv elevator attempted to call for help, but the call did not go through.

Elevator drowning victims tried to call for help as water rose

Man who drowned trying to rescue family laid to rest

Nahayiya mayor eulogizes Moti Ben Shabbat. 'He was a hero of our city and of the entire country.'

Man who drowned trying to rescue family laid to rest

Rivlin to Ben Shabbat Family: "There Are Heroes in Israel"

State President Reuven Rivlin, sent a letter of condolence to Ben Shabbat family. The late Moti Ben Shabbat drowned after attempting to resc

Rivlin to Ben Shabbat Family: "There Are Heroes in Israel"

Heavy rainfall leads to flooding in Judean Desert, Dead Sea

Recent heavy rainfall causes flooding descending from the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea.

Heavy rainfall leads to flooding in Judean Desert, Dead Sea

Flooding in Nahariya closes schools

Education Ministry closes local schools after kindergarten floods in northern Israel.

Flooding in Nahariya closes schools

The return of the floods?

As rain spreads throughout Israel, cities and streams are at renewed risk of flooding.

The return of the floods?

Man found dead in car carried away by flash flood

Flash floods claim another victim, after man found dead in car which had been carried away by flood waters.

Man found dead in car carried away by flash flood

Tel Aviv Mayor rejects criticism of city's drainage system

Ron Huldai on claims that poor infrastructure led to elevator disaster: The drainage in the south is just as good as in the north.

Tel Aviv Mayor rejects criticism of city's drainage system

How to survive if you're caught in a flood

Fire & Rescue Services issued instructions on how to how to exercise caution during flooding and stormy weather.

How to survive if you're caught in a flood

Searches underway after man carried off by flash flood

Emergency teams dispatched to Shfeya Youth Village near Zichron Yaakov, after man reportedly carried off by flash flood.

Searches underway after man carried off by flash flood

Elevator Disaster: 'Extremely rare incident by any measure'

The copious amounts of rain in the Tel Aviv area led to a complete collapse of the drainage system, resulting in 2 tragic deaths.

Elevator Disaster: 'Extremely rare incident by any measure'