The storm hit Lebanon hard in its first day leaving 4 people dead and tens injured according to the Red Cross [Source]. The victims I know about are 3: A young baby in Iqlim al-Kharroub who died after rainwater flooded Bedouin camps, a man identified as Joseph Antoine Sfeir who got killed in a car crash on the Zhaimeh-Mansourieh road, and a van driver who died when his vehicle collided with a car on the Dahr al-Baidar road. [Naharnet]
After seeing the disastrous outcome of the storm today, the minister of education decided to close down schools and nurseries all over Lebanon for the next two days, but I honestly think everyone should stay home until this storm calms down because the authorities/municipalities/ministries are not capable of keeping us safe.
I wonder what would happen to us if an earthquake or a disaster hits.. Ala yestor
This is not a normal storm and it is a flooding disaster that cannot be controlled, just like a hurricane or an earthquake, no one can keep you safe. How can you blame authorities / municipalities/ ministries? That’s the typical Lebanese mentality…
Are you serious?
Yea, even so I am totally against the government agenda at the moment, but its true to say that such a storm is not normal and simply our infrastructure is not constructed to handle such circumstances…
“because the authorities/municipalities/ministries are not capable of keeping us safe.”
There are minimum requirements that are not available at the local authorities which is why I am saying let us stay home so that no more people die or get injured.
Do u see me blaming them for the storm?
You are blaming them for not being able to keep people safe. I didn’t mention that you are blaming them for the storm.
If they don’t have the minimum requirements present than the country will be flooded by water rain everyday.
People should be responsible for their own safety. The communication to stay indoors was clear.
The government cannot keep people safe if they are not willing to take their own precautions.
I said they better call it a holiday (not ask people to stay home and not go to work) because the authorities/municipalities/ministries are not capable of keeping us safe.
I am not saying they are not prepared for such types of storms and floodings and it showed. People should be responsible for their own safety but should not be allowed to pass by roads where rocks are falling for instance.
All I am asking for is something that’s done worlwide not just here. Call it a day off for everyone and let us stay home and safe.
Yes agree, keeping everyone indoors is the best deal in such events …