CAIRO: Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered the allocation of 75 million EGP ($ 9.8 million) to develop the sewage network in Alexandria in the wake of the recent heavy rainfall and thunderstorm struck the Mediterranean city, Youm7 reported.
Alexandria and Beheira, along with other Egyptian governorates were hit with a second round of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms Tuesday night, leaving streets flooded with rainwater due to the lack of proper drainage systems.
The recent unstable weather killed 10 and injured 25 citizens in Alexandria and Beheira governorates, the Health Ministry announced Thursday.
The Alexandria governorate declared Thursday an off day at schools and governmental institutions after continuous rainfall.
During the past two days, water pumping trucks were deployed in the two governorates to remove water accumulation in streets, but the flooding problem has prevailed causing traffic congestions, Youm7 reported.
The heavy rainfall also led to power outages in many districts of the city, including Sidi Gaber and Mandara.