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On Sunday, Hurricane Daniel reached the northeastern shores of the island LibyaThe wind speed is expected to reach 180 kilometers per hour and rainfall reaches 250 milliliters per hour, accompanied by Electrical storms And Floods This caused the closure of the main oil fields and the occurrence of the first infections, the number of which is still unknown.
The subtropical depression mainly affected the areas of Benghazi, Al-Marj, Al-Bayda, Shahat, Derna, and Tobruk. So far, the main headquarters of the Red Crescent has received more than 2,000 calls from citizens who found themselves trapped in their homes as a result of heavy rain and falling trees.
Yesterday, the local authorities in Benghazi, the second largest city in the country, issued a curfew for two days, starting at eight in the evening, and carried out the evacuation of many municipalities, especially those close to rivers and valleys.
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The National Oil Corporation declared a state of maximum alert and closed the Ras Lanuf, Sidra, Brega and Zueitina fields for at least three days to ensure the safety of employees and their facilities. It also asked all subsidiaries to restrict their movements outside the oil sites, in addition to monitoring the movements of their ships.
The head of the National Unity Government, which was established in Tripoli, Abdel Hamid Dabaiba, ordered all state agencies to give priority to flood management and create emergency committees to respond quickly.
For his part, the Prime Minister of the parallel executive authority, supported by Parliament, and based in Benghazi, Osama Hammad, issued a decision to make Sunday and Monday a holiday in all public institutions and schools – with the exception of security forces, medical teams, and indispensable professionals. – From Cyrenaica (east), which controls its administration.
After hitting Greece and Turkey in recent days, Hurricane Daniel weakened to a sub-tropical storm on September 9, and is expected to weaken in the Maghreb country starting Monday as it heads toward neighboring Egypt, according to a report issued by the Arab Regional Meteorological Center.
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