Sinai city of Arish prepares for expected winter floods

Ahram Online , Sunday 1 Oct 2017

Ras Garib
File Photo: Rains flood a street in the Red Sea city of Ras Gharib, 2016. (Photo: Ahram Arabic news website)

The Egyptian city of Arish has finished its preparations for this winter's expected floods, said the head of the city council, Osama El-Ghandour.

Municipal workers have also finished inspecting the city's sewer pipes and have removed all impediments that might block heavy rains or floods, state-run news agency MENA reported.

El-Ghandour also added that city services are ready with the necessary equipment to deal with any such incident that may occur, and have prepared shelters to host citizens in case of floods.

Municipal preparation for the expected floods is conducted at the level of the North Sinai governorate.

Many areas of Egypt are subject to flooding, especially Upper Egypt and the Red Sea and Sinai governorates.

Last year, floods struck the city of Ras Ghareb in the Red Sea governorate, Sohag in Upper Egypt, Behira in the Delta, and Alexandria. The floods destroyed dozens of houses, and injured or killed dozens of Egyptians.

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