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31 Dec 1991 description


UNDRO 91/1918
EGYPT - FLOODS DUE TO CANAL COLLAPSE
SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
31 DECEMBER 1991

1. FOLLOWING COLLAPSE OF MAIN IRRIGATION CANAL AT NOUBARIAH, NEAR ALEXANDRIA, EARLY DECEMBER, FLOODS OCCURRED IN NEARBY VILLAGES AFFECTING SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE AND CAUSING DESTRUCTION OF HOUSES. REASON FOR COLLAPSE IS YET DETERMINED.

2. LOCAL AUTHORITIES MOVED HOMELESS TO TEMPORARY SHELTER AND ATTENDING TO THEIR IMMEDIATE NEEDS.