Aswan hit by heavy floods
CAIRO - 18 November 2021: Egyptian authorities have allocated hundreds of housing units as temporary shelters for residents who were affected by sudden floods that hit Aswan, Upper Egypt, five days ago.
Aswan Governor Ashraf Atiya allocated housing units in eastern Aswan to provide living stability and alleviate any suffering for the affected families. The governorate already has 612 units, part of which was allocated as urgent shelters for these families.
The affected families can go back to their partially or completely collapsed homes after repairing or constructing them.
Torrential rains and strong winds have hit several cities in Upper Egypt, with estimated 2,000 families affected in Aswan in addition to 106 rural houses collapsed and many crops were damaged, according to media reports.
With the losses concentrated in the center of the city, houses in this area were exposed to a bulk of rainwater and heavily harmed as they are built from mud bricks and palm-leaf roofs.
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli issued on Wednesday a decision prohibiting constructions near flood spillways.