Video, Photos: Ashkelon Submerged in Severe Flooding, Heavy Rain

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Ashkelon Flooding (4)Heavy rain hit Israel Monday morning, but no city was hit harder than Ashkelon where the emergency room at Brazilai Hospital was flooded and the roofs of parked vehicles could barely be glimpsed above the rising waters, Ynet reports.

The flooding was caused by nearly 1.2 inches of rain that fell in a short amount of time, overwhelming drainage systems and putting stress on the streets, even causing the partial collapse of Ben Yehuda Street.

Even the most veteran doctors at Brazilai said they’d never seen such severe flooding which seeped into the hospital wards through the doors and windows.

The new floods and heavy rains came just days after the end of a long week of intense weather in Israel that made October one of the wettest in the country’s history.

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Ashkelon Flooding

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{Matzav.com Israel}

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