My hometown in the Batroun district woke up today to find its municipality building and public library completely flooded because of the overnight rain of the recent blizzard that’s been named “Bride” storm.
The location of the municipality building is over a hole which was known to my town’s older generation for its water retention abilities. But it has since been fixed – or at least that’s what people thought:
MTV and other news services showed up to film this. It has also been mentioned on the Lebanese Forces website as an exclusive. So expect this to be part of the 23 minute report on tonight’s news bulletins about today’s storm.
My hometown’s public library which was donated by the late Lebanese University professor Youssef Farhat is also entirely ruined. This is the room you see completely covered by water in the above pictures.
This is not a testament of Lebanon’s lack of decent infrastructure which everyone has been parading around today (not that our infrastructure is in top shape). If anything, this is a testament to the amount of rain we’ve had overnight. This is the first time in more than 20 years that this happens.
Seeing that we share this storm, why is it called Bride?
I can’t vouch for your infrastructure, but I can definitely vouch for the amount of rain and winds. The media here showed photos of the mall in Modi’in, a relatively new city which cannot be suspected of having shoddy infrastructure, looking much like your library.
I took photos of two cars next door, crushed by a eucalyptus tree.
Keep warm, it’ll be snowing on Wednesday…
They called it Bride because it’s a blizzard. Our Northern regions will have snow on the coast on Wednesday.
We don’t have the best infrastructure level, obviously, but the current floods and whatnot are to be blamed more on the huge amount of rain than on the actual state of our walls and whatnot.
Omg everything can be fixed but those books haram! ..
Yup, a lot of damages.
Reblogged this on Ned Hamson Second Line View of the News and commented:
Sad that the library was damaged – and I am sure a number of personal things of lots of other people in the homes and businesses…
If you are willing to collect books for the library, we can donate with some of our publications and some books from our resources. my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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