Friday, January 21, 2011

Luxor floods cause state of emergency to be declared

Ahram Online

This is from Tuesday so I don't know what the current state of affairs is. You do wonder about the level of protection that can be offered for archaeological sites, realistically, in a country that does not live with rain.

Luxor governorate has set up a state of emergency plan in case of flooding which may occur as heavy rains are predicted to continue. The governorate is holding a committee made of managers and personnel in the health, logistics, veterinary medicine, irrigation and agriculture sectors. It is also working on plans for rescue measures.

Moreover, the governorate has also made arrangements to pump water away from archaeological sites.

However, head of Luxor Airport Samy Abdel Moneim stated that flights will continue as scheduled.

No comments: