Flooding damages 8 homes in north Gaza

MARCH 2 2012 MAAN NEWS AGENCIES

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Heavy rainfall and icy temperatures have damaged eight homes in the northern Gaza Strip since Thursday, a civil defense spokesman told Ma’an.

Six homes in Jabalia city were flooded with water on Friday morning, and two others were under water in Gaza City, Muhammad Yousef said.

Further, seven people were injured in car crashes across the Gaza Strip amid the stormy weather, Yousef added.

Many streets have suffered damage and the civil defense force has been inundated with calls about falling trees and billboards toppling, he said, adding that the service is prepared to attend all emergencies.

In the West Bank, civil defense forces on Thursday night diverted a flood of rainwater that was rushing into homes in Hebron district refugee camp al-Arroub.

Crews are on alert for further flood warnings, a statement said.


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