Stormy Weather Prompts Egypt to Close some Classes, Ports
Stormy Weather Prompts Egypt to Close some Classes, Ports

Cairo, 20 Dec (ONA) --- Stormy weather has prompted Egyptian authorities to suspend classes today in the capital of Cairo and a handful of other provinces as a precautionary measure.

Local authorities also closed the ports in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the Suez Canal cities of Port Said and Suez.

The country’s meteorological agency said moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over the northern coast and the Nile Delta region. The agency also said dusty storms are expected to hit northern and southern parts of country, and limit visibility.

The Environment Ministry also urged old people and those suffering from chest and respiratory diseases to stay at home Monday to avoid weather-related complications.

The Health Ministry said it deployed more ambulance crews in remote areas and on highways as a precautionary measure in case of road accidents.

Moderate rains overnight have partly flooded streets in some neighborhoods in Cairo and other parts of the country. Local media reported snowfall over Alexandria, partly covering roads and rooftops across the coastal city, the Associated Press (AP) news reported.

--- Ends/KH

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