Rainwater cause material damage to the citizens’ properties in West Bank

[ PIC 07/01/2013 – 09:42 PM ]

WEST BANK, (PIC)– A state of emergency has been announced in the West Bank’s governorates, particularly in the North, after heavy material damage has been recorded due to heavy rain.

Local sources stated that the rain water flooded seven houses in different areas of the city of Jenin, last night and today, which required the intervention of the civil defense units to save the residents of the houses.

Rainwater flooded houses in the towns of al-Jadida and Jab’a, in the south of Jenin; causing some material damage with no injuries recorded.

In the city of Ramallah, two citizens had been trapped inside a car in the area of “Umm Sharayet” without being injured, while a communications tower fell, as a result of the strong winds that hit the region last night.

The strong winds have also caused a huge advertisement board to fall on the road between Birzeit and the city of Ramallah, which led to the closure of the street in both directions, until the arrival of civil defense.

The director of the Awqaf in Jerusalem, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, said in a press statement that a number of trees have fallen in the courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque due to the strong winds.

Photos by SAFA

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