Torrential rain, lightening, thunder hit Alex.

Heavy rainfall accompanied by lightning and thunder hit Alexandria Governorate and the Northern Coast Sunday blocking movement of pedestrians and vehicles.

Alexandria governor declared a state of emergency across the governorate.

The governor also ordered removing excess water that has accumulated in streets and squares to facilitate the passage of the citizens and ease traffic congestion.

Meantime, he instructed all heads of districts and executive bodies to stay at highest stay of alert 24/7 and maintain vigilance in face of of any eventuality.

Alexandria Traffic Authority intensified all traffic services to achieve traffic liquidity.

The movement of ships and cargo handling operations flew regularly, despite weather fluctuations.

Alexandria is now witnessing a five-day rainstorm Al Faydah al-Saghira accompanied by northeastern wind.

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