Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Israel – Heavy rains swept across Eilat overnight Thursday, causing serious flooding and forcing the local airport to announce an indefinite closure due to dangerous quantities of water on the runways. In just one night, an entire season’s worth of rain floods southern port city of Eilat, drenching the streets and forcing authorities to indefinitely shut down roads.

Egypt – At least nine people have been killed, four seaports closed and nine main highways brought to a standstill due to heavy rains and flooding in southern and eastern Egypt that began Thursday. In the southern Qena province, torrential rains and flooding have paralyzed the Qena-Sohag highway and overwhelmed local drainage and sewage systems. One local security source, said that several vehicles in the area — including buses — had been overturned by intense flooding.

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