Rehovot kindergartens flooded, 50 children rescued
Firefighters rescued some 50 children and several kindergarten teachers from three Rehovot kindergartens in the wake of torrential rains on Thursday morning.
Firefighters from the rescue unit were called to the flooded kindergartens and carried out the rescues using rubber dinghys and advanced rescue equipment.
Heavy rains fell across Israel on Thursday with a marked drop in temperatures after a pleasant winter week with mild weather.
The stormy weather caused flooding across the country. Additional rain is expected throughout much of the country throughout the weekend, with some additional flooding possible in the Rehovot area.
Sara Rubenstein and Maariv contributed to this report.
RAINS FLOOD the street of Rehovot yesterday as residents prepare for more of the same over the weekend.