Heavy Rains, Flooding in Central Israel

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -
Flooding in Or Yehudah, in central Israel, after heavy rain fell on Sunday. (FLASH90)
Flooding in Or Yehudah, in central Israel, after heavy rain fell on Sunday. (FLASH90)
A man tries to pull his car out of the flooding in Or Yehudah, central Israel, after heavy rain on Sunday. (FLASH90)
A man tries to pull his car out of the flooding in Or Yehudah, central Israel, after heavy rain on Sunday. (FLASH90)

After a week of mild weather, Israel was smitten with heavy rains and flooding, and two people were injured by lightning on Motzoei Shabbos.

Two Palestinian workers were moderately injured when lighting hit a structure at a construction site at Elkana in the Shomron. MDA paramedics took them to Rabin Medical Center’s Beilinson Campus in Petach Tikva, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Three firefighting units were sent to the scene to put out the blaze.

The heavy rain, which continued throughout the night, caused flooding on Ayalon Highway on Sunday morning, resulting in massive traffic snarls going into Tel Aviv.

Safety and rescue workers in Ashdod were also working Sunday morning to help a number of people trapped by flooding.

Electrical problems caused by the storm also disrupted train service between Ashdod and Ashkelon.