Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Heavy Rains, Lightning, Thunder Hit Alexandria

Sat 21 Nov 2020 | 11:45 AM
Ahmed Yasser

Alexandria governorate has been hit by a wave of lightning and thunder accompanied by heavy rains, since the early hours of Friday, which affected pedestrians and vehicles.

Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared across the governorate, following bad weather.

In addition, the authorities are working to remove excess water that has accumulated in streets and squares to facilitate the passage of the citizens.

On other hand, the Security Directorate has intensified all traffic services to achieve liquidity and ease any traffic congestion.

Earlier, the governorate witnessed a natural phenomenon called “water towering”, due to the weather fluctuations that the governorate is exposed to.

The Meteorological Authority stated that the water tower is a natural phenomenon that often occurs when cold air passes over warm water.

Rain Hits Alexandria

The authority added that the water column is less dull than the hurricane, and sometimes it causes strong winds, which may harm ships and boats.

The phenomenon caused heavy rains that flooded many streets, including the Corniche and Abu Qir roads, which led to traffic jam. Moreover, the Alexandria Sewerage Company provided 73 cars to siphon the rainwater from streets and squares.