Dozens of Gaza homes at risk of flooding


MAAN NEWS AGENCY MARCH 4 2012

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Civil defense crews in the Gaza Strip said Sunday that dozens of homes in the Gaza Valley area are at risk of flooding due to heavy rainfall.

Yusuf al-Zahar, director general of the Civil Defense, told Ma’an that water levels have reached nearly two meters and they have been creating earth-mounds to protect houses from flooding.

Extra equipment will be brought in to drain water and protect homes, al-Zahar added.

The Gaza Valley is located in the central Gaza Strip and is home to wetlands and a diverse coastal ecosystem


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