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Heavy Rains Form “lake” in Negev; Wash out Bridges Near Beersheba

A number of Israeli settlements in the Negev were cut off last night as a heavy, half-hour long thunderburst overflowed normally dry wadies and washed out bridges in the Beersheba vicinity. The nearly one inch of rainfall, extremely unusual in itself, created a huge “lake” west of Beersheba. Meteorologists see the possibility of further rains.