Miscellaneous Natural Disasters

Miscellaneous Natural Disasters

Sinkholes cause the destruction of roads. Dust storm, drought damage to agriculture. Hail and floods.

 


 

 

Date

Event

Location

Fatalities

Financial damage (NIS millions)

Source

Further information

Jan. 7-10, 2015

Severe storm, damage to agriculture totaling tens of millions of shekels, heavy snow in the hills, and strong winds

Throughout Israel

 

50

Yevul Si

ק1ק2ק3

Oct. 19-20, 2014

Severe storm, damage to agriculture totaling millions of shekels

Throughout Israel

 

6

Kav Lamoshav

ק1

May 6, 2014

Severe storm, damage totaling tens of millions of shekels to the fence along the Egyptian border

Throughout Israel

1

 

Yisrael Hayom

ק1ק2ק3

Dec. 10-14, 2014

Exceptional storm, heavy snow in the hills, flooding in the south, power cuts in and around Jerusalem, damage to vegetables and citrus fruit

Throughout Israel

 

100

Makor Rishon

 

May 13, 2013

Severe storm, dramatic fall in temperatures

Southern Negev – Arava

   

Walla! News

 

Jan. 26, 2013

Very severe storm lasting 30 minutes leading to heavy flow of water in streams with relatively limited capacity

Throughout Israel

   

Eretz Hakinneret, Issue 8

ק1ק2ק3

Oct. 30, 2004

Heavy hail and floods

Southern Israel

   

Kav Lamoshav

ק1

Oct. 21, 1997

Rain and hailstorms

Southern Israel

 

Tens of millions

Ofakim 56

ק1

Apr. 13, 1971

Rain and storms cause damage

Throughout Israel

   

Ha’aretz

 

Nov. 15, 1970

Heavy rain, wind, and heavy hail cause damage, apartments flooded

Ashdod, Yavne, Ashkelon

   

Ha’aretz

 

Jan. 29, 1968

Storms causes damage to orchards and avocado plantations

Coastal plain – Western Galilee

   

Ha’aretz

 

Dec. 26, 1967

Storm causes damage to orchards and avocado plantations

Western Galilee

   

Ha’aretz

 

Jan. 29, 1967

Severe storms, houses flooded

Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ajami neighborhood

   

Ha’aretz

 

Aug. 25, 1966

Compensation for peanut growers due to early rains in 1965

   

0.9 IL

Ha’aretz

 

Oct. 8, 1965

Heavy rain damages cotton and peanuts

     

Ha’aretz

 

Nov. 25, 1964

Over 230 mm of rain falls, fields flooded

Jezreel Valley

   

Ha’aretz

 

Nov. 23, 1964

Damage to citrus fruit, tropical crops, and field crops

Throughout Israel

 

Several million IL

Ha’aretz

 

May 10, 1964

Severe damage to fields due to unusually late severe weather

Arava

   

Ha’aretz

 

Apr. 19, 1964

Damage to hay due to rain

Northern Israel

   

Ha’aretz

 

Mar. 22, 1964

Damage due to heavy rain

Western Galilee

   

Ha’aretz

 

Mar. 3, 1964

Storm, damage to agriculture in Northern Israel

Upper Galilee, Jordan Valley

 

1.25 IL

Ha’aretz

 

Oct. 10, 1962

Early rains damage cotton crops

Western Galilee

   

Ha’aretz

 

Sept. 17, 1959

Early rains damage tobacco and fig crops

Galilee

   

Ha’aretz

 

May 19, 1958

Storm damages 16,000 dunams of irrigated crops out of total of 30,000

Upper Galilee

 

1 IL

Ha’aretz

 

May 15, 1958

Storm damages 250 dunams of cotton and field crops

Hula Valley

   

Ha’aretz

 

May 2, 1957

Spring rains damage hay and fodder

     

Ha’aretz

 

Nov. 14, 1955

Damage to approx. 3,000 dunams of cotton due to early rains

Beersheva, Gilboa

 

Hundreds of thousands of IL

Ha’aretz