Egyptian authorities issued flood warnings to residents of the city of Rashid (Beheira governorate) on Monday, September 21, amid concerns over rising water levels in the Nile. Those on the banks of the river have been advised to evacuate, as officials stated that the next three days would bring a high risk of flooding to large areas of the city. Weeks of heavy rainfall upstream in Sudan have raised the level of the Nile to record highs, with the United Nations estimating that some 500,000 people have been affected by flooding in the country.
The risk of flooding remains high along the course of the river Nile while rainfall continues in Sudan. The Sudanese rainy season lasts until October.
Those in Beheira governorate are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.
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