Wintry winds cause power outages
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Wintry winds cause power outages

Trees fall on cars and electrical cables, causing damage and disrupting cable television service; 150,000 visit national parks

Yifa Yaakov is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Whipping winds in Jerusalem two years ago (illustrative photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Whipping winds in Jerusalem two years ago (illustrative photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Power outages were felt throughout the country Monday as heavy winds followed Sunday’s rains, causing trees to collapse and damaging cars and electrical cables.

Outages occurred in several areas in western and central Israel, mostly on the coastal plain.

However, despite the less-than-welcoming weather, 150,000 holidaying Israelis visited the country’s national parks and nature reserves.

Cable television service was also disrupted as a result of the windy — and in some areas, rainy — weather.

On Saturday, Israel welcomed the first rains of the year. The showers continued on Sunday night, filtering through the porous roofs of sukkas as the country’s Jewish population celebrated the first night of Sukkot.

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