Egpyt hit by rain, winds and sand storms

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 12, 2010 18:35




BEIRUT- Egypt was hit by rain and winds reaching speeds of up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour in Alexandria on its north coast.

Four-meter (12-foot) waves forced Egypt to shut down the port of Alexandria — the country's largest — as well as another in Nuweiba.

Sand storms swept across Cairo, choking the air with dust and turning the sky a tepid beige.

Doormen and shopkeepers tried in vain to keep the swirling dust at bay, sweeping sidewalks and dusting off parked cars.

Cairo airport remained open.


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