One of the badly damaged Israeli jet fighters flooded in its hangar One of the badly damaged Israeli jet fighters flooded in its hangar

How flooding caused millions of pounds damage to ‘top gun’ jets

Flooding can easily wreak horrendous damage costs … none more so than in Israel.

 

For the country’s air force had several multi-million pound fighter jets damaged when floodwater poured into their hangars which were below ground level.

 

The water was caused by heavy rainstorms which shows that flash flooding can happen anywhere and at anytime.

According to news website Haaretz, a senior air force officer told a press briefing that five of the F-16 jets should be back flying within a few days but three others were so badly damaged they could take up to 3 months to repair. A panel of experts will now investigate why they weren’t moved from their underground hangars.

Back in the UK floods have caused havoc and severe damage throughout the autumn and what has been a very wet winter.

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Once FloodSax come into contact with water they inflate to weigh 20kg (44lbs) which makes them more effective than traditional sandbags at keeping floodwater out.

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