Egypt Independent

Thunder rains in Cairo and Giza



Thunder rains hit Cairo and Giza governorates in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and the streets were filled with water from the rainfall.

The spokesman for the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) Ibrahim Atta said that all the governorates from the northern coasts until northern Upper Egypt witnessed rainfall. He added that the EMA notified all the governorates of its expectations for the wave of unstable weather days ago.

He stressed that the unstable weather will continue until Thursday, and there will be less chance of rain on Friday. He said “there is a possibility of heavier rains than what came down today.”

The Ministry of Local Development said in a statement on Tuesday evening that it is following up on the bad weather and the heavy rainfall in Cairo and other governorates.

The ministry also said that it is following up with crisis management in Cairo governorate to take all necessary measures to evacuate the accumulated rains in some of the main tunnels and streets in the neighborhoods, which hampered traffic and the movement of citizens.

The ministry confirmed that 80 vacuum trucks were deployed to evacuate water in Nasr City, Heliopolis, Salah Salem Street, Orouba Tunnel, Nasr Road in front of the memorial, Martyr Hisham Barakat Square and Abbas el-Akkad St.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm