An Israeli military spokesperson said Thursday the country will install 700 light bulbs across Tel Aviv as part of a plan to combat the heavy rainfall that hit the capital.
“The aim is to provide the necessary light and electricity to residents to meet the daily needs of citizens, so that they can function properly,” Col. Peter Lerner told The Jerusalem Report.
The spokesman said the military has installed 600 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to help prevent flash flooding during the heavy rain.
The military is currently installing 500 of the units across the capital, while another 600 will be installed at the city’s main train station.
In light of the heavy rains, the military plans to install a total of 600 units.
The Israeli Defense Forces said Wednesday that it has begun installing the bulbs in areas in the capital where they were previously installed.
The ministry said that the LED bulbs will replace the existing streetlights in some neighborhoods.
The IDF said it has installed 700 units in the country’s capital in the last year.