Luxor declares state of emergency ahead of anticipated floods - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online: "Luxor declares state of emergency ahead of anticipated floods
After last night's heavy rain, the governorate is on high alert, fearing possible floods
Luxor governorate has set up a state of emergency plan in case of flooding which may occur as heavy rains are predicted to continue. The governorate is holding a committee made of managers and personnel in the health, logistics, veterinary medicine, irrigation and agriculture sectors. It is also working on plans for rescue measures.
Moreover, the governorate has also made arrangements to pump water away from archaeological sites.
However, head of Luxor Airport Samy Abdel Moneim stated that flights will continue as scheduled.
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Honestly the rain last night wasn't that heavy, I am British, we know what rain is like. But Luxor is not geared up for rain with no drains, gutters and exterior electric connections. So they are wise to be prepared. The last time we had heavy rain was 1994 and that caused deaths and a lot of damage.