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Israeli Humanitarian Aid Continues in Indonesia

IsraAid is working to restore access to safe water for some 1,400 people who saw 206 homes destroyed and 140 severely damaged by the disaster.

Israeli Park Rangers Rescue Storm-Beached Female Turtle

"I ran fast over there, despite the sandstorm and the rain on the beach, and when I got to her, I thought she was dead."
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Watch: Storms and Floods in Israel

According to Israel's meteorological service forecast, the weather will continue to be stormy, and until Saturday afternoon there is fear of flooding in the eastern streams.

Slight Rise in Level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)

At present, the water level is just 0.21 meters higher than the historic lowest water level ever measured in the Kinneret.
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It’s Going to Be a Freezing Thanksgiving

It will be sunny on Wednesday and Thursday, but the freezing kind of north-eastern sunny.

Death Toll Rises to 25 in California Wildfires, Jewish Community ‘Stands Ready to Help’

Another strong wind event now threatens to fuel the firestorm all the way into Tuesday, according to AccuWeather.

Watch: Drought Caused ‘Kinneret Island’ to Merge with Shore

The streams running from the north no longer provide water to the Kinneret, which loses one centimeter (0.4 inch) of water a day to evaporation.

Child Drowns in Flash Flood Near Negev Bedouin Town

Paramedics from the Magen David Adom emergency medical service worked to resuscitate the child after he was pulled from the water, and rushed him to Soroka Medical Center.

Hikers Rescued After Flash Flood Near Ein Gedi

The crisis occurred after their vehicles were suddenly stranded in a flash flood in the area, along the southern section of the Dead Sea.

IDF Searches for Missing Jordanian Children Swept Away in Flash Flood Near Dead Sea

“At this time the soldiers are wrapping up rescue operation and will continue to search for those who are still missing to the best of their ability as the weather conditions permit in the area of the flood zone.”

Watch: Southern Rivers Overflowing as Israeli Winter Starts in Earnest

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority on Thursday issued flood warning and safety rules in light of the weather forecast which predicts floods in the country's southern and eastern rivers.

Flash Flood Season Begins in Southern Israel

Due to the weather forecast and the high risk of floods in the Dead Sea region, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority closed the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve to travelers.

The Cranes Have Arrived in Israel

The Crane Project helps preserve farmland from suffering damage as a result of the cranes’ voracious appetites and heavy traffic in the fields.

Chabad of Wilmington Prepares to Wait Out Hurricane Florence as it Hits North Carolina

"We stocked up on food and water ... we have a generator, powered by gas or propane ... and we'll use it to power the freezer to keep the food from spoiling, hopefully long enough till the electricity comes back."

Summer Drizzle in Israel

This time it wasn't from rockets.

After 5 Drought Years Kinneret Lake Reaching Black Line

The Water Authority's recent models for the autumn indicate a chance of yet another drought year.

Israeli Scientists Say Smartphones May Help Predict the Weather

Tel Aviv University researchers say data could be harnessed to forecast flash floods and other natural disasters.

IsraAID Sends Emergency Response Team to Flood-Stricken India

More than 350 people have been killed since the monsoon season began at the end of May; at least 220 of them since August 8.

Lakewood Jewish Community Homes Flooded in New Jersey

The "Chaverim" Jewish assistance organization reported many people were trapped in flooded vehicles, and that numerous basements were totally under water.

California Jewish Summer Camp Cancels Final Session Due to Worst-Ever Wildfire in State History

Some 300 campers and their families are fervently hoping it will still be there by next year.

Earthquakes Rattle the Kinneret

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was felt along the Sea of Galilee on Friday, at 11:51 AM.

It’s Official: Drought Year in the Negev

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon signed the approval on Wednesday.

Earthquake Shakes Israel’s North

The Kinneret region has been hit by a number of earthquakes over the past few weeks.

Earthquake Rocks Tiberias Residents

According to the Geophysical Institute of Israel (GII), the quake registered 3.2 on the Richter scale.

Defense Ministry Announces Emergency Earthquake Convention

Are Israel’s emergency services ready for the Big One?

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