Egypt’s local digest Oct. 29: Report reveals Egypt moves from water abundance to scarcity
An Egyptian farmer squats down on cracked soil to show the dryness of the land due to drought in a farm formerly irrigated by the river Nile, in Al-Dakahlya. Photograph: Mohamed Abd el Ghany/Mohamed Abd el Ghany/Reuters/Corbis

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Egypt sees moderate weather after heavy floods

Forecasters expected a moderate weather to prevail on the northern parts of the country during morning hours Saturday,  while temperatures will decline at night.

Cairo temperature will record highs of 28 and lows of 22.

An unstable weather has been witnessed on Thursday in most governorates, with heavy rains mounting to floods in some areas and resulting in casualties.


Young girl drowned in pond after floods in Kafr el-Sheikh

A three-old girl was annoucned dead early on Saturday after falling into a pond formed of accumulated rain water in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Sohag.

Medical examination of the body showed that the girl died of drowning.

Sohag was one of some Upper Egypt’s governorates that witnessed heavy rains during the past two days. A multi-vehicle accident took place Friday due to the bad weather, leaving at least eight deaths and dozens injured.


Report reveals Egypt moves from water abundance to scarcity

A report by the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources revealed that Egypt is witnessing a significant move from a culture of water abundance to scarcity.

Therefore, the report urged citizens to rationalize  their use of water and change consuming habits.


Swift restoration ordered to roads damaged by floods

Transport Minister Galal Saeed ordered rapid restoration to damaged roads as a result of floods that hit in Sinai, Red Sea governorate and Upper Egypt.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail is scheduled to head Saturday to Red Sea governorate, along with a number of ministers, to follow up on the floods that hit Ras Gharib city and left damages.


Floods keep students home Saturday, Sunday

Students in Upper Egypt’s Asyut will be given Saturday and Sunday as exceptional vacation this week due to floods that hit the governorate, annoucned Asyut Governor Yasser el-Desouki.

The governor has witnessed several power cuts and accumulated water of height exceeding one meter in the streets. Casulaties were reported as a result of rain-related accidents.

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