Palestinian Territories Flooded After Torrential Rains

In Gaza, the areas affected by the floods were North Gaza, Gaza City, and Khan Younis in South Gaza. In Jerusalem, flooding as high as 1 meter submerged Kafr Aqab neighborhood, north of the Al Quds compound.

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Parts of Gaza Strip were flooded after heavy rains for several days. (Special Document)

ACTNews, GAZA – Heavy rains that fell for several days caused a number of Palestinian areas to be flooded from Thursday (1/13/2022) to Friday (1/15/2022). In Gaza, the areas affected by the floods were North Gaza, Gaza City, and Khan Younis in South Gaza. In Jerusalem, flooding as high as 1 meter submerged Kafr Aqab neighborhood, north of the Al Quds compound.

Many cars belonging to Palestinians were flooded. Students in Gaza were also unable to go to school after the roads were submerged.

In the area of Jabalia, many IDP tents were damaged by the storm. The tents were unable to prevent the rainwater from getting in, resulting in the belonging of the IDPs being soaked.

During winter, the rain intensity in Palestine increases. The Palestine Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasted the temperature will reach as low as 4 degrees Celsius in a number of Palestinian territories. The PMD also asked the residents to remain vigilant of rain and strong winds with the speed up to 70 kilometers per hour.



ACT’s ambulance was dispatched to help the flood victims in Palestine. (ACTNews)

As a first step, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Palestine Branch deployed the ambulances to a number of locations affected by the floods. ACT's medical teams provided home care medical services.

"Based on our team’s observation in the field, the victims need blankets, mattresses, and clothing. They also need home renovation to prevent water from entering their houses,” said Firdaus Guritno ACT’s Global Humanity Response (GHR), Monday (1/17/2022).[ ]