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Rainfall amount in Egypt's Alexandria, Beheira unprecedented: Irrigation ministry

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edited November 2015 in Disasters

Rainfall amount in Egypt's Alexandria, Beheira unprecedented: Irrigation ministry




Since
the end of last week, Alexandria and Beheria witnessed heavy rains that
disrupted daily life, leaving one dead in Alexandria and 25 dead in
Beheira


Flood
A Beheira village after the heavy rains (Photo:Al-Ahram)


Egypt's irrigation ministry announced on Wednesday that the volume of
rainfall that fell on the coastal governorate of Alexandria and the
Delta governorate of Beheira few days ago was unprecedented and equal to
the amount of the average annual rainfall on both governorates, MENA
state news agency reported.

"The amount of rainfall reached 700 million cubic feet," the ministry
said in a Statement on Wednesday. "It's an unprecedented amount of
rainfall that the sewage network cannot face, "the statement added.

The statement added that Irrigation Minster Hossam Al Moghazi announced
the status of emergency in both governorates by cancelling the
vacations of the technicians and the engineers responsible of handling
the maintenance of the sewage networks.

Since the end of last week, Alexandria and Beheria witnessed heavy
rains that disrupted daily life, leaving one dead in Alexandria and 25
dead in Beheira.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/165407/Egypt/Politics-/Rainfall-amount-in-Egypts-Alexandria,-Beheira-unpr.aspx

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