Thursday vacation in Alexandria due to heavy rainfall
Alexandria streets flooded with rainwater. Nov. 4, 2015- YOUM7
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CAIRO: The Alexandria governorate has declared Thursday an off day at schools and governmental institutions after continuous rainfall, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

Most main streets in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria have been flooded by rainwater for the second time in two weeks. The city has witnessed thunder rains since Tuesday night and continued on Wednesday.

Five districts in Alexandria reportedly sank in rainwater after the main sewage station broke down. Levels of water increased in the streets to cover cars and trees.

Alexandria citizens getting into their cars, which sank in rainwater inundating streets.  Nov. 4, 2015- YOUM7

Alexandria citizens getting into their cars, which sank in rainwater inundating streets. Nov. 4, 2015- YOUM7

 

Car sank in rainwater inundating Alexandria streets. Nov. 4, 2015- YOUM7

Car sank in rainwater inundating Alexandria streets. Nov. 4, 2015- YOUM7

At least 14 pumping vehicles have been deployed to drain water from the streets.

Pumping vehicles deployed to pull out accumulated rainwater in Alexandria streets, Nov. 4, 2015- YOUM7

Pumping vehicles deployed to pull out accumulated rainwater in Alexandria streets, Nov. 4, 2015- YOUM7

 

A similar crisis took place on Saturday is believed to have pushed the governor out of his post last week. The government has admitted its “failure” in handling the crisis and promised to intensify measures amid renewed meteorological warnings of heavy showers and monsoons.

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced Wednesday that governors would consider either Wednesday or Thursday as vacation due to unstable weather.

Beheira is also among affected governorates with the weather. A total of six people reportedly died after accumulated rain water flooded their homes while they were asleep.  Three others died of an electric shock.

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