Vehicles travel in cold, wet, rainy and foggy weather in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Egypt, in this January 27, 2016 photo. (REUTERS)
Vehicles travel in cold, wet, rainy and foggy weather in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Egypt, in this January 27, 2016 photo. (REUTERS)

Gov't takes protective measures to avoid heavy rainfall risks

Sat, Dec. 8, 2018
CAIRO - 8 December 2018: At the beginning of the winter season, certain governmental institutions have started preparations to protect agricultural lands and residential communities from the impact of flash floods.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation has spread equipment in the North Coast, and border governorates to dig up channels to prevent water accumulation and be directed to lower areas outside villages, and streams. That is in addition to building sand barriers in cooperation with residents to protect houses and crops, especially in Northern governorates.

The equipment include 190 excavators, 53 loaders, 47 suction vehicles, 22 lorries, and 367 tractors, and 18 dump trucks.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources established follow-up committees, activated emergency centers, maintained and cleared flood control channels, updated the list of villages and residential areas at risk.

Moreover the ministry lowered water levels in drainage basins directing their content to the Nile River, and controlled water levels of barrages.


 
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