Updated: Egypt – Floods Strike Again – 25 Killed in Beheira and Alexandria

Update: 09 November 2015

Twenty-five people have been killed to date as a result of the floods in the province of Beheira, according to state-run MENA news agency.

Of the 25, 16 drowned in flood waters and nine were electrocuted in separate incidents.

Original Report: 05 November 2015

Severe weather including strong winds, heavy rainfall and flooding, affected northern Egypt between 03 and 04 November, 2015.

Local media say that flooding has been reported in the Governorates of Beheira, Kafr El-Sheikh, North Sinai, Monufia, Matrouh and Alexandria. The worst affected areas are thought to be Alexandria and Beheira. According to WMO figures, 52 mm of rain fell in the city of Alexandria over a 24 hour period to 04 November.

Alexandria Floods

One person has died in the recent spate of flooding in Alexandria. Local authorities in Alexandria declared Thursday 05 November 2015 an official day off to give the city time to recover from the flooding once again.

Alexandria experienced severe flooding in late October 2015, where at least 6 people died. The October 2015 floods led to the resignation of Governor Hani El-Mesery after criticism of his administration’s lack of preparation and management of the city’s drainage system.

Beheira Floods

Around 100 people have been evacuated from their homes after flooding in Beheira. State-run Ahram news report that at least 11 people have died in floods and weather related incidents in Beheira, with several others injured. Eight people drowned in Wadi al-Natroun, another fatality occurred in El-Rahamnia, and two people were killed by lightning strike in Abu Hommos district.