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Buildings flooded, trees downed following overnight storms


A car trapped on a flooded road in Israel. (photo credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)
A car trapped on a flooded road in Israel.
(photo credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)

Police in the city received multiple calls to assist those stuck in flooded cars, elevators and homes.

Rescue teams searched for people trapped in a flooding building in Ashdod after storms overnight caused flooding across Israel on Wednesday, Ynet news reported. After hours of searching, rescue teams determined that no one was trapped in the basement and that the incident ended without any casualties.

A couple was taken to the hospital suffering from mild hypothermia after being trapped in their flooded car, according to Israel Hayom.

Police in the city received multiple calls to assist those stuck in flooded cars, elevators and homes, according to a police spokesperson. 
Lightening struck a tree near a school in Ness Ziona starting a fire, according to N12. The municipality was able to control the fire and there were no injuries.
Flooding caused traffic lights to malfunction near Yagur junction and opened a sinkhole in a road in Bnei Brak. Near Zichron Ya’acov trees fell and blocked Highway 653. Vehicles were stuck in floods and mud in multiple places across the country, according to Walla.
Rescue services were called to assist residents of Hadera in 15 different locations. A minibus full of people was stuck in a flooded area and passengers were rescued by boat. There are no reports of injuries caused by the storm.
More rain is expected throughout Wednesday, causing concern that there could be flooding in the center of the country. There is also expected to be an increase in wind speeds and a drop in temperatures to lows not typical of the season. 



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