|A main street in Tiberius. The worst flood struck in 1934. This photo is dated|
1938. (All pictures are from the University of Dundee's Unlocking the Medicine
Chest, Torrance collection)
But in recent history, probably nothing has devastated Tiberius as much as flash floods, particularly a freak storm and flood that struck the town in May 1934, ostensibly after the Holy Land's rainy season.
|Vehicles stuck in Tiberias flood (1938)|
|Clean-up from 1926 flood|
Click on pictures to enlarge and on captions to view the original photo.
The doctors of the Scots Mission Hospital documented the damage of several of the floods, and their photographs can be found in the University of Dundee medical archives.
|Original caption: "Such a mess!"|
|The aftermath of a flood|
|Boy rescued from the mud at the Scots Mission Hospital|
|Not so lucky. Body of child pulled from|
the mud. (Torrence collection, but the
photo was taken by G. Eric Matson of
the American Colony Photographic
"The Tiberias Catastrophe" (Spielberg Jewish Film Archives)