Forest Fire Threatens Homes, Kindergartens in Jerusalem’s Har Homa Neighborhood

Due to the weather, Fire and Rescue Commissioner Rabbi Tafser Eyal Caspi signed an order this weekend prohibiting bonfires anywhere except in specially designated locations.

Water Level in Lake Kinneret Approaching Full Capacity

Thanks to abundant winter rain, the water level rose by 31 centimeters (just over a foot) over the past week, reaching 209.95 meters (about 689 feet) below sea level.

Water Level in Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) Steadily Rising

Israel has another month of winter left, so it is possible that this year the lake may indeed reach full capacity.

Kineret Water Level Rises Amid Heavy Rains in Israel

Authorities close off hiking trails in the Negev and near the Dead Sea for fear of flash floods.

Believe It or Not: TAU Scientists Claim Deforestation Reduced Thunderstorms in S. America

“This is a dangerous feedback loop, which could severely damage the forests that provide the earth with a significant portion of the oxygen in the atmosphereץ"

New York City Under Water for First Days Yom Tov Sukkot

More than seven inches of rain fell in Brooklyn and more than six inches of rain was reported in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, with peak rainfall amounts of three inches per hour.

Israeli Scientists Say Latest Global Warming Suspect is Thunderstorms

"A rise in the number of thunderstorms occurring globally might significantly increase the quantity of cirrus clouds, thereby exacerbating the climate crisis."

2 Dead After Cat 3 Hurricane Idalia Makes Landfall in Northwest Florida

Storm surge from Idalia reached a record 6.9 feet in Cedar Key, flooding much of the community.

Jewish Communities, Fellow Floridians Brace for Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia was expected to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane around Florida's "Big Bend' region sometime Wednesday morning.

Liverpool Chabad Rabbi Pays Tribute to Elderly Jewish Couple Who Perished in a Flood

"They were due to celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary next week and our only comfort is knowing that they were together to the very end."

Gaza Farmers Suffer as Grape Harvest Hit by Climate Change

Because grapes are particularly sensitive to shifting temperatures and weather patterns, this year’s harvest was seriously affected.

Israel Braces for Another Heat Wave

Starting Sunday at 8 am and continuing through Monday night at midnight, a ban will be in force prohibiting fires in parks, forests and open spaces throughout the country.

Global Heat Wave Moves East, Tops 50C (126F) in China

The previous record in China was set in July 2017, when the mercury reached 123 degrees Fahrenheit.

Record-Breaking Heat Wave Sears Western, Southern United States

This weekend, the heat wave is affecting more than 100 million Americans in 15 states and is expected to last through most of the week.

Heat Wave Sweeps Israel, Scorches Europe

The weather in Europe is particularly dangerous during a heat wave because many people do not have air conditioning.

Forecasters Say Israel to Face Massive Heat Wave

Israelis are being advised to keep a “weather eye” out for their elderly friends, family and neighbors.

New York Under Water: Hochul Declares State of Emergency

Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency in Orange and Ontario Counties due to the flooding.

Raging Wildfire No Longer Threatens Homes in Jackson Township, New Jersey

Jackson Township is about eight miles’ distance from Lakewood, home to a large Orthodox Jewish population.

Unseasonable Downpour Soaks Israelis in Gush Etzion, Northern Negev

Forecasters warned hikers earlier in the day not to explore the Judean Desert, the Dead Sea area, the Jordan Valley and anywhere else in eastern Israel, due to the risk of flash flooding in those areas.

Wildfires Blaze Across Israel on Shavuot Weekend

In response to the sweltering weather, the Fire and Rescue Commissioner has banned open-air fires this weekend.

With Rabbinic Dispensation, New York Jews Ship Emergency Supplies to Montreal on Passover

Yossi Margaretten of Chaverim of Rockland, N.Y., told JNS how and why his second night of Passover was different from all his other second Passover nights.

Siblings Killed in Flash Flood in Southern Israel

His daughter “managed to send us their location at the last minute, but then the connection was lost.”

Israel’s Defense Ministry Preparing for Extreme Summer Heat Waves

Government agencies estimate that heat waves will impact the entire country, with most extreme conditions generally prevailing in the eastern valleys and less severe conditions in mountainous regions.

Snow, Blocked Roads, Sunken Cars: Meet Winter Storm Barbara

Flash90’s Maor Kinsbursky on Tuesday offered a delightful photo essay. Enjoy!

United Hatzalah Raises Alert, Issues Guidelines As Winter Storm Barbara Sweeps In

Check on neighbors and loved ones to make sure that they are staying warm, this is especially true for the elderly.

Winter Storm ‘Barbara’ on the Way to Israel

Barbara is expected to begin in the north – as do most winter storms in Israel – and then gradually make its way south, with driving rain, hail and gale force winds.

Israelis Rejoice as Winter Finally Arrives; Heavy Rain Causes Disruptions

Mount Hermon saw at least 30 cm (11 inches) of snow, raising hopes that Israelis would finally get to enjoy a winter wonderland before spring.

Chief Rabbis Appeal to Israeli Public to ‘Pray for Rain’

Israel’s leading rabbis issue an appeal to the public to include a special prayer for rain in the daily services when the winter rains are scant, and drought looms on the horizon.

Western NY About to Get Hit with Snowstorm, Again

Western New York State is about to get walloped again with another whopping snowstorm.

New York, New Jersey Flood, Then Freeze in Weekend Winter Storm

With temperatures in the teens, flood waters in New York and New Jersey are starting to ice over.


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