Egyptian authorities warn of mudflows in tourist areas

Egyptian authorities have warned of the possibility of heavy rain, landslide and floods in several regions, including the tourist areas, located on the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea province.

"Torrential rain showers and thunderstorms, and mudflows and landslides are possible with significant onset of the fall season in some regions with a typical mountainous terrain, particularly in the provinces of North and South Sinai, Red Sea, several provinces of Upper Egypt," — said Monday Egyptian Meteorological Organization.

According to information received, in several areas of the Sinai Peninsula in the past day has been marked by heavy rains that led to mudslides average power. As a result, in the heart of Sinai was blocked international route and temporarily blocked the road Dahab — St. Catherine — Nuweiba and the highway that connects the village resort of Taba and Nuweiba. According to local authorities, no one was injured, the highway did not suffer serious damage. In coastal areas, and tourist centers increased readiness of operational services in case of emergencies.

In the two provinces of Upper Egypt — Aswan and Minya, located between the Nile and the mountains in the west, before the onset of the autumn rains have already introduced the highest level of readiness in the municipal rescue services, fire brigades and ambulance station.

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