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Red sea governorate on alert ahead of heavy rain

Ahram Online , Saturday 26 Apr 2014
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An Egyptian family is seen at the coast of the Red Sea of El-Gouna in Hurghada, about 464 km (288 miles) from the capital Cairo, September 11, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Heavy rains have fallen over Egypt's Red sea resort towns Saturday, causing the city's council to announce a state of emergency in anticipation of more downpours, Al-Ahram Arabic news website said.

The council of the Red Sea governorate has also taken precautionary measures, putting more checkpoints and warning road signs, to assure safety on the main roads.

The area of Ahyaa Northern Hurghada, Gouna and the road linking Hurghada to Ghareb cities witnessed the heaviest showers.

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