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In Pics…Heavy damages as Egypt hit by a wave of bad weather

Thursday 26/April/2018 - 09:02 AM
Parked cars submerged
Parked cars submerged in the flood waters.
Sada ElBalad-Nada Moustafa

Egypt's governorates have witnessed heavy rainfall with lightning and thunder. the weather is expected to improve across the country، starting Friday, the head of Egypt's Meteorological Authority Ahmed Abdel-Aal revealed.

                                                   

The downfall، which began late Tuesday، forced authorities to close highways connecting Cairo to other provinces، the state news agency MENA reported.

 

New Cairo، a leafy suburb east of the capital، was the hardest hit، with electrical cables landing in floodwaters that trapped people in their cars.

 

People in Cairo's upscale Fifth Settlement area captured the floods، leaky ceilings and downpours on their mobile phones and posted the imagery on social media.

 

Footage includes scenes of water pouring through the ceiling of a mall there. Other pictures from the luxury suburb showed parked cars almost completely submerged in the flood waters.

 

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail instructed yesterday, Wednesday all governors to constantly raise the level of preparedness of all concerned bodies in all governorates to the maximum degree، to upgrade service facilities and follow-up the developments of bad weather conditions around the clock.

 

Ismail also advise them to take all necessary preventive measures to respond quickly in the most affected governorates.

 

A number of officials have been referred to public prosecution over New Cairo distirict Floods water. Meanwhile Chairman of Administrative Control Authority, Mohamed Erfan made a surprise visit to the district to follow up latest developments.

 


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