If one day Palestine exposed to an any form of extreme weather   Will the effect be similar to its cities ??

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Palestine is a country that includes many diverse terrain such as :

Outer and inner plains - mountains - hils - valleys (hollow regions ) and coastal areas (over looking the mediterranean).

Also it's climate is relatively moderate due to it's strategic location on the eastern coast of the mediterranean , south of asia .

Now , if we assume or imagin alittle , that palestine was once exposed to a flood caused by the intensity of thunderstorms and very heavy rains that affected it from north to south , what are the expectations for what will happen ??????

The impact will be different on all of it's cities , depending on the geographical location of each city , as there will be cities that will not be affected by flood but will be affected by heavy rains and there will be cities that will not be affected much by both .

My expectation as the following :-

1- coastal areas (outer plains ) such as :

The city of acre , haifa , yafa , ashkelon , gaza .

# of course the flood resulting from these storms and rains will be from the mediterranean sea & the river surroundings such as the jordan river .

So the expectation //

The impact will be very negative on these areas and may be completely drowned because it is the first victim in the face of the flood of the sea .

2- mountains areas such as :

The mountains of galilee , nablus , the city of hebron , jerusalem , ramallah .

The expectation //

The impact on them will be very simple , weather from floods or heavy rains , this is due to the fact that they are located above sea level and the water will descend to below often in the inner plains .

3- the inner plains (located between the mountains ) such as : the plains of marj bin amer .

The expectation //

I expect it will not be affected so much in the flood because the mountains will also hold a barrier for it also because it is internal and relatively far from the sea but it will be negatively affected by the heavy rains and the water descending on it from mountains .

4- the valleys (hollow regions ) like :the city of jericho .

The expectation // the impact will be ver very bad , it will be affected by the flood of the jordan river as it is located near it in addition to the bad impact of heavy rains , it will certainly sink and the reason is because it is located below sea level .

So , from above the most affected areas are coastal areas and valleys (hollow regions).

Finaly ,,

What are your expectations for your country if it exposed to any form of extreme weather Will the effect be different or similar to its cities ???؟؟

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  • global-conversation.png secure_meteor | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 May 2020

    I believe that if Palestine is exposed to any form of extreme weather, it will not be able to confront and the damage will be greater for several reasons:
    1- There is no money to recover from this weather
    2- Defenses against extremism will be less effective
    3- Many homeless people will have a higher death rate because the homeless do not have adequate shelter to shelter from this weather
    4- We do not have enough awareness to deal with this weather because we do not have high capabilities in learning methods to spread awareness and therefore we will die
    5- There will be low health care and higher mortality
    6- The reaction to the extreme weather will be slow because we do not have enough scientific strength to predict the weather and thus more lives will be lost.
    I want to ask a question: When will Palestine be exposed to extremist weather, the countries in authority will help us and provide money for recovery? I asked this question to know that our voice will reach the world and we will be assisted.

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    1. global-conversation.png fun_atom | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      secure_meteor's comment 21 May 2020

      Hi , I respect your point of view, but I want to clarify something،،
      When I spoke in the post, I did not talk about the human capabilities to deal with the flood. Rather, I talked about how the topography of Palestine will be affected by it and I wrote that after I imagined it a little Because as we know Palestine as a country with a moderate climate.
      2- I do not agree with you, dear, because when you wrote your comment, you certainly were thinking of the capabilities that exist in Gaza only, but if you look a little bit the rest of Palestine is the lands occupied by Israel and Israel is a country backed by all the world and has high capabilities to deal with the flood and protect them for themselves includes protecting the Palestinians in their lands but in Gaza There is no minimum possibility to deal with a flood.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg involved_watermelon | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    19 May 2020

    Extreme weather conditions have hit the West Bank and Gaza Strip starting on Saturday 18/1/2020 including heavy rain floods, winds, and low-temperature cold wave. The heavy rain generated floods in several part of Palestine and thousands of people were affected with many families being evacuated from their homes. The extreme weather conditions resulted in the deaths of 3 people; two in the Gaza Strip and one in Jerusalem due to the heavy rains and flooding.

    The weather events have deeply affected local communities, particularly in the Gaza Strip where thousands of people already remain displaced and live in semi-structured or transitional shelters or tents due to loss of their homes during the recent escalation in hostilities. For the first time in the Gaza Strip, the temperature approached zero at night at a time where it is not possible to operate the heating systems due to electricity cuts. Furthermore, gas stations in the Gaza Strip had insufficient fuel to provide to people to operate their own generators. Additionally, vendors providing cooking gas had insufficient stock.

    In the West Bank especially the Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley, communities living close to the Israeli separation wall, as well as vulnerable communities residing specifically in the old cities and areas close to streams across the West Bank such as Hebron, Jerusalem, Jenin, Qalqilia, Ramallah, Tubas, and Nablus have been affected by the heavy rain fall. The cold wave was exceptional in its nature, with very strong winds and rains, and temperatures (approx. 3C) which were uncharacteristically low for Palestine.

    Based on the weather forecast which included storms, on the 13th January, the Palestinian Government has called for “collaboration and common efforts to support the affected populations to face the current challenges”. As Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is a member of the High Council of Civil Defence, and due to its auxiliary role, it subsequently responded to the humanitarian needs.

    Primary country
    occupied Palestinian territory
    Source
    International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
    Disaster
    occupied Palestinian territory: Cold Wave - Jan 2020
    Format
    Situation Report
    Themes
    HealthLogistics and TelecommunicationsSafety and SecurityShelter and Non-Food ItemsWater Sanitation Hygiene
    Vulnerable group
    IDPs
    Disaster types
    Cold WaveFloodSevere Local Storm
    Language

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      involved_watermelon's comment 20 May 2020

      Hi involved_watermelon,

      Don't forget to put your reserach into your own words rather than copying and pasting.

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      1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg involved_watermelon | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
        Tiff @ the BNC's comment 20 May 2020

        sorry about that i did not really know what to write so i posted some info that,maybe some people can look into.but this is the only thing i copied and pastied.my apologies

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