Egypt Independent

Torrential rains destroy part of Safaga-Qena road



Torrential rains destroyed 100 meters on both sides of the Safaga-Qena road along with traffic signs and electricity towers earlier this week.
 
The road was re-paved just a few months ago, according to Safaga City mayor Major General Hesham Amena. 

Residents of Al-Nasr Village, which was also affected by the torrential rains, received allowances to compensate for any damage. Maintenance was conducted on water lines and the electricity grid of the village and 54 houses were restored. 

 
In Aswan, strong winds caused tiles from the ceiling of the Temple of Kom Ombo to fall, said Nasr Salama, director of Aswan and Nubia antiquities.
 
Heavy rainfall in South Sinai caused the closure of the Wadi Teir-Nuweiba road on Tuesday and the Meteorological Authority expects rain to continue in South Sinai.
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm