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Israel: It Hasn’t Rained This Hard In 50 Years

“Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.” Prov. 3:25-26

Israel’s northern region broke a more than 50-year record for the highest amount of rainfall as of last weekend. According to the Israel Meteorological Service, in the northern coastal plain some 350 to 400 millimeters have accumulated over the last two weeks, and more than 400 mm. fell in the Western and Upper Galilee. Since Israel began taking official rain measurements 80 years ago, such large quantities of rain have been recorded in northern Israel only twice; in December 1951 and January 1969. A record was also broken last week in southern Israel, where some 122 mm. fell, breaking a 76-year-old record. A number of intercity highways in the North and South were blocked due to flooding and throughout the day on Thur. 9 Jan. 2020, rescue workers labored around the clock to assist hundreds of people who became trapped by floods. Amidst the damage caused by the inclement weather, the good news is that the Sea of Galilee has jumped 26 centimeters since the start of the rainfall and, according to meteorologists, has only 2.07 meters lacking to be full. The Sea of Galilee at 209 meters below sea level, is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth, and the second-lowest lake in the world after the Dead Sea, a saltwater lake. (VFI News) 

Israel seriously needs abundant rains after years of drought. Please pray that winter precipitation will continue to water the land but without further injury to people or damage to property.