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Sisi comments on the 5th settlement floods water crisis

Thursday 26/April/2018 - 03:04 PM
Egypt's President:
Egypt's President: Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
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Egypt’s President، Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi commented on the accumulation of rainwater in the streets and squares of the 5th settlement over the past two days، as a result of a wave of bad weather. 

In his official account on Social network “Facebook”، Sisi stressed that the country and all its apparatuses will intensify their efforts to avoid the re-occurrence of such fatal effects again.

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.

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