Thunderstorms hit many areas across Matrouh governorates in northwestern Egypt through night, triggering torrents and forming water pools in low-lying areas.
Alexandria is currently witnessing the annual Greater Faida Storm, which is known for heavy rains and runs for around a week starting 13 January.
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) expects unstable weather over the coming days, especially Sudan and Monday in various parts in the country.
Convoys of the national Tahya Misr Fund have completed for the second day to deliver food, blankets and luggage to those afflicted by recent floods in Upper Egypt’s Aswan.
Governors of each of Cairo, Giza and Qalyubia all announced suspending classes at schools on Thursday over predictions of an unstable wave and rainfall.
Four people were killed and six others were wounded, as two buildings in Alexandria’s western districts of Karmuz and Gomrok collapsed on Friday, due to bad weather and heavy rain.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday said the Egyptian government and people have had firm determination in dealing with the recent wave of extremely hard weather disturbances, praising their “strong capability.”
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Friday ordered suspending classes at universities and schools nationwide, to facilitate the efforts to face the wave of bad weather and torrential rain Egypt has suffered since late on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Friday praised the great efforts exerted by all workers at different state bodies to deal with the wave of bad weather the hit large parts of the country.
Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Nevin al-Qabbaj directed the emergency teams of the Egyptian Red Crescent to provide assistance to dwellers of an area in Helwan, near Cairo, as seven people died when their houses collapsed due to bad weather.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli urged pedestrians, especially children, to stay away from lamp posts to avoid electric shock, as the Egyptian capital and governorates have been hit by torrential rain especially since Thursday morning.
Cabinet’s media advisor Hany Younes published photos on Facebook showing Housing Minister Assem Al-Gazzar in one of the streets in New Cairo in the Egyptian capital, while supervising sanitation work to face the impact of torrential rain that started earl
The second phase of Taba protection projects against heavy rain will kick off at the beginning of 2019 at a budget surpassing LE200 million.
Twitter users are questioning how Qatar will organize World Cup 2022.
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) raised concerns about expected heavy rain on the Red Sea governorate that may amount to floods.
At least 54 people died and 39 went missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, Vietnamese officials said on Friday.