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The wave of unstable weather continued in a number of governorates, today, Friday, as a number of them witnessed rain that caused flooding of streets and homes, and the executive bodies continued to remove the effects of rain that accumulated in the streets during the past hours.
Al-Masry Al-Youm monitors a map of rain in the governorates, and the effects they have left, as well as publishes the Meteorological Authority’s forecast of Saturday’s weather.
In North Sinai, the governorate witnessed torrential rains that caused the main and secondary streets and public squares to drown, and central Sinai areas were exposed to moderate torrents as a result of the gathering of rainwater from the valleys tributaries and its movement through the streams of torrents in several areas in the center and city of Nakhl. They ran through ravines 50 centimeters high, without material or human losses.
The Drinking Water and Sewerage Company, in cooperation with city councils, removed water pools from streets and squares through suction cars and flushing cars.
Governor Mohamed Abdel-Fadil Shousha stressed on continuing to raise the level of preparedness in all the governorate’s apparatus and facilities and its service directorates to face the weather conditions in the governorate.
Suleiman Faraj Muhammad, head of the center and city of Nakhl in central Sinai, said that the roads affected by the floods were opened to facilitate traffic and the movement of cars on them after they were closed yesterday.
In the Red Sea, the village of Zafarana, which is affiliated with the city of Ras Ghareb, was subjected to a severe wave of torrential rain, which caused damage to the roofs of the village’s houses made of “asbestos” and destroyed the contents of the houses, including blankets, mattresses and food. The villagers lived a difficult night under the heavy rain, and the electricity was cut off for fear Of the occurrence of cases of shock among the people.
In a phone call with Al-Masry Al-Youm, one of the residents confirmed that about 70 of the village’s houses that were covered with “asbestos” were severely affected by the heavy rain and seeping into them, which resulted in damage to their contents.
The villagers appealed to the officials of social solidarity and the governorate to expedite the provision of aid and aid to them.
The Ras Ghareb city council has paid cars to suck rain water from the city’s streets. Major General Ihab Raafat, the city’s president, said that the wave of bad weather had been prepared due to the readiness and readiness of the direction barriers and culverts on Sheikh Fadl Road.
In Minya, scattered areas of the governorate witnessed clouds, rain and winds laden with dust, thunder and lightning, and the rains caused the streets to flood and the General Traffic Department deployed traffic teams on highways and regional roads to limit speeds, and warned against going through sand dune areas, on the western desert road, until the weather conditions stabilized.
In Al-Sharqiyah, the bad weather caused the death of an employee and his wife and the injury of their daughter due to suffocation during heating from the cold, as he died from H. U. D, a 55-year-old employee, and his wife, M. A »50-year-old housewife from one of the villages of the Husseinieh Center due to lack of oxygen during sleep, while their 15-year-old daughter suffocated while heating and left the stove inside the room.
A report on the incident was released, and the two bodies were kept at the disposal of the Public Prosecution, which authorized the burial after the completion of the autopsy.
In Suez, Dr. Abdullah Ramadan, Deputy Governor and Khaled Saadawi, Secretary General of the Governorate, continued the work of suctioning water in the streets and facilitating traffic movement on highways.
In Beni Suef, Governor Dr. Muhammad Hani Ghneim toured the streets of Beni Suef to follow up preparations for expected weather fluctuations, and tasked the heads of local units and service sectors to raise the maximum level of preparedness and take measures to deal with any repercussions resulting from the instability in weather conditions.
The governor stressed the need to follow up the implementation of all measures and actions that must be implemented on the watercourse networks, and to ensure the readiness of equipment and clearance of floods.
The local units continued their efforts to drain the rainwater that affected several areas in the governorate.
In Alexandria, the governorate witnessed relatively stable weather all over, as the sun shone most of the periods, the wind speeds stabilized, and the sky was clear of clouds, prompting citizens to go out to enjoy the weather in Alexandria Corniche after the end of the wave of bad weather.
The sewage company, in coordination with the neighborhoods, continued the work of cleaning up the rain hooks, which amounted to 32 thousand hookahs, and 105 thousand applicators, in preparation for the next sweet.
For his part, Ahmed Berekaa, spokesman for Alexandria Port, said that maritime traffic in Alexandria and Dekheila ports is proceeding normally, due to the presence of wind speeds at rates that allow ships to move and dock.
In Kafr El-Sheikh, Mohamed Sharabi, head of the Fishermen’s Syndicate in Burullus, said that fishing in the Mediterranean Sea and Burullus Lake is still suspended due to the high waves and the danger of the fishing process.
In Luxor, the governorate continued to raise the maximum level of preparedness, and Mohsen Al-Shami, Director of the General Administration of Crises and Disasters, called on citizens to exercise caution and avoid speeding while driving on the highways, desert and agricultural roads inside and outside the governorate, due to the activity and speed of the winds loaded with dust, while being guided by land lines and increasing safety distances between the cars.
In Fayoum, the Governor, Dr. Ahmed Al-Ansari, continued the work of removing the effects of rain and the consequences of bad weather conditions – first-hand – through the central operations room at the province’s general office.
Dr. Mohamed Al-Touni, the official spokesman for the governorate, said that the governor had directed to quickly raise any accumulations of water, and to ensure the readiness of equipment and scavenging vehicles to deal immediately with the wave of rain and bad weather, and stressed the constant coordination between officials of the Water and Sanitation Company, heads of city councils, and intensification of work. And raising the degree of maximum preparedness during the rain wave that the governorate is exposed to, as well as coordination with the electricity company when any malfunctions occur.
In addition, the Meteorological Authority bulletin revealed that tomorrow, Saturday, the weather will be warm in Cairo and Lower Egypt, and the winds are moderate during the day, while a very cold weather will prevail at night in Cairo and Lower Egypt, cold on the northern coasts and South Sinai, and very cold in North and South Sinai.
The bulletin predicted that a water jet would prevail in the morning on a number of agricultural and highways close to water bodies leading to and from Cairo, Lower Egypt, the northern coasts, central Sinai and northern Upper Egypt.
It also expected light to moderate rains in areas of South Sinai and the Red Sea chains.
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