Saturday, December 30, 2006

Flash Flood in Negev

Here's a remarkable home-made video of a flash flood in the Negev of Israel.  The cameraman and his companions don't strike me as very smart, and the footage is shaky, but you'll get the idea.

"Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negev" (Ps 126:4).


  • Facinating. And yes, rather stupid of the photograper.

    By Blogger kate, at Sat Dec 30, 11:44:00 PM  

  • ok thats awesome! do we know what part of the negev that was in? Umm Todd I saw a landrover in the background... are you sure the camera man wasnt really you? haha BUSTED! Great footage though :)

    By Anonymous jamie gunthorp, at Sun Dec 31, 12:39:00 PM  

  • Todd, I think an equally apropos verse might be Isaiah 59:19, "He will come like a rushing stream."

    By Blogger Daniel, at Mon Jan 01, 08:10:00 AM  

  • Todd, where was the video shot?

    By Blogger Dan Witte, at Wed Jan 03, 07:15:00 PM  

  • Dan - it was taken at Nahal Zin, which is about 40 miles south of Beersheba.

    Jamie - it wasn't me. Sorry.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Thu Jan 04, 05:56:00 AM  

  • Hi Guys
    I actually live there and we have seen it coming, this flood. It is forming way before and by chance the ranger saw it before.
    This river crosses very close to Sdom. It is in the Arava valley/southern part of the evaporation pools of Dead Sea Works.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Mar 15, 01:04:00 AM  

  • would this be considered a large flash flood? have there been much larger in recent months or years?

    scott gray

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Jun 27, 01:18:00 PM  

  • Scott - this looks like a very small flash flood. Nearly every year there is a death(s) caused by flash floods. They can be very large, even washing out bridges that are modern and large, as at En Gedi in about 2000. A few months ago four Israeli hikers were killed in Wadi Qumran when a flash flood hit.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Fri Jun 29, 06:37:00 AM  

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