2 killed, 14 injured in Lebanon due to Alexa snow storm

lebanon snow stormTwo people have died and 14 others were injured due to the snow storm, also known as “Alexa”, which is passing through Lebanon.

“Two people have been killed so far due to the ‘Alexa’ storm in the southern city of Sidon and a family who was trapped in the snow in Akkar was evacuated,” Red Cross Secretary General George Kettaneh said on Wednesday.

Kettaneh also said earlier in the day that nine car accidents took place on the northern coastal line which left 14 people injured.

Meanwhile, the National News Agency reported that the heights as far as the Aley area and Metn districts are witnessing heavy snowfall.

There is also a steep decrease in temperature in these regions which has reached zero degrees Celsius ( 32 def F)and below.

Snow also began to fall heavily at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night in different areas of Akkar’s Al-Doniyeh, where the altitude is 500 meters and above.

A winter storm began Wednesday in Lebanon with snow blanketing the Beqaa and mountain areas as frigid temperatures settled over the country, while harsher weather is expected in the coming days.

The Mdeirej-Dahr al-Baidar-Chtaura road which links Beirut with Damascus has been cut off by ice.

Strong wind pushed two ships docked at the Tripoli Port towards the shore, which damaged a cafe owned by Haitham Kharouta.

Lebanese University chief Adnan Sayyed Hussein said classes will continue as scheduled tomorrow at all Lebanese University faculties.
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  • Constantin7

    Let it snow! Let it snow! It could help cool down the tempers of some highly tempered people ! Go snuggle and hug each other instead of aiming at each other !

    • 5thDrawer

      Not so good for refugees however … And some lost their UN tents to a rumour.

    • IraniAngel

      & dont forget about skiiiiiiing :))) its alot of fun

  • Constantin7

    Let it snow! Let it snow! It could help cool down the tempers of some highly tempered people ! Go snuggle and hug each other instead of aiming at each other !

    • 5thDrawer

      Not so good for refugees however … And some lost their UN tents to a rumour.

    • IraniAngel

      & dont forget about skiiiiiiing :))) its alot of fun

  • libnan1

    I guess we’re not the only people suffering from cold weather, 2nd snow storm in 3 days. I’m tired of it already.

    • Its going to be 70 degrees tomorrow in philly, 35 in the morning and 35 in the afternoon :)P

      • libnan1

        I wish Geo, the high today is going to 29 F. Shrinkage is setting in …:) I need to hit this strip joint, it’s owned by Lebanese and he serves Kafta on a stick with tahini sauce …:)

        • mischvious Bad boy all the way lol.

      • 5thDrawer

        Geo you TURKEY!! -12C and wind to feel like -20C … and I need to patch a roof … thanks to wind …
        Which apparently was higher in Tripoli …. however … or they don’t tie ships up right. 😉

        • lol 5th, since I am already on your bad list for the day, I am looking at coconut trees outside my window with with pelicans and dolphins every where in this 76 degree sunny day. :):)

          • 5thDrawer

            (bastard … I’ll get him in hurricane season … ) 😉

        • libnan1

          you must generate lots of wind to blow a roof off 5th …:). Cabbage rolls does it for me.

  • libnan1

    I guess we’re not the only people suffering from cold weather, 2nd snow storm in 3 days. I’m tired of it already.

    • Its going to be 70 degrees tomorrow in philly, 35 in the morning and 35 in the afternoon :)P

      • libnan1

        I wish Geo, the high today is going to 29 F. Shrinkage is setting in …:) I need to hit this strip joint, it’s owned by Lebanese and he serves Kafta on a stick with tahini sauce …:)

        • mischvious Bad boy all the way lol.

      • 5thDrawer

        Geo you TURKEY!! -12 and wind to feel like -20 … and I need to patch a roof …

        • lol %th, since I am already on your bad list for the day, I am looking at coconut trees outside my window with with pelicans and dolphins every where in this 76 degree sunny day. :):)

          • 5thDrawer

            (bastard … I’ll get him in hurricane season … ) 😉

        • libnan1

          you must generate lots of wind to blow a roof off 5th …:). Cabbage rolls does it for me.

  • IraniAngel

    i love snow….

    • libnan1

      come over IranA we can snowboard in my backyard. It’s kind of icy though.

      • IraniAngel

        i’m GAME!!!!

  • IraniAngel

    i love snow….

    • libnan1

      come over IranA we can snowboard in my backyard. It’s kind of icy though.

      • IraniAngel

        i’m GAME!!!!