JERUSALEM (Nov. 24)
Heavy thunderstorms caused flooding in Jerusalem yesterday and inundated 200 homes, rendering many families homeless. One girl died when a house collapsed in the Mea Shearim quarter. Many injuries and heavy property damage were reported.
Municipal workers-from various departments, including police and fire, were busy all day answering distress calls and evacuating children from schools and families from houses that were on the verge of collapsing or had tumbled down. Many normal services were disrupted. Rain in other parts of the country was no heavier than normal for this season.