Alexandria is drowning.. Anger and widespread ridicule on the communication sites
Cairo- The interactions of the pioneers of social networking sites with the heavy rains facing the Egyptian city of Alexandria (north), which led to the sinking of parts of it and damage to private and public properties, are still expanding between anger and ridicule, and the circulation of photos and videos of the effects of these rains.
The crisis is exacerbated by the continued flooding of rainwater in the coastal city for 4 days in a row, which led to the flooding of streets and ground floors in some homes, as well as paralyzing traffic in some of the main streets, due to blockage of sewage sewers and their inability to absorb rainwater.
And many neighborhoods in the center, east and west of the second largest Egyptian city, turned into ponds and swamps, which completely obstructed traffic, and kept cars stuck in streets and tunnels, due to the accumulation of water caused by heavy rains.
The circle of anger widened this year, as it was not limited to opponents of the authority, but also included a section of regime supporters, as well-known media professionals expressed their support for the regime and its institutions, expressing their anger at the city’s sinking crisis that recurs every year, without finding a solution to prevent it. Governmental what happened in Alexandria cover cash unusual.
– Today’s news portal (@akhbarellyom) November 23, 2021
For the third day.. ⛔🌩️
Hospitals flooded #Alexandria In the rain water (quoted by Vito)
Heavy rains flooded some shops, cafes, and medical departments in hospitals in Alexandria for the third day in a row, coinciding with the broom core. pic.twitter.com/RC94kho6sQ
— Alexandria 🌩❄🌪 (@Alexandria_egy1) November 22, 2021
A number of activists poured out their anger on local officials in Alexandria, led by its governor, Mohamed al-Sharif, a former police officer with the rank of major general. An attempt to justify the shortcomings in the face of the crisis.
Many activists also denounced the governor’s statement that the quantities of rainwater were all drained within 3 hours thanks to the preparations that took place during the past three months, in light of the continuation of the dire reality facing the city, and the succession of documented photos and videos that prove that the reality on the ground is different from what is stated in Governor’s statements.
Major General Governor #Alexandria People were surprised by the rain!!!!
Shame on the Egyptian people, leaving these impairments to rule for 70 years. They do not understand anything and do not fix anything. Fallen middle school… Shame #meteorology #AlNahda dam #media #Pyramids
— mostafa othman (@mostafatwits) November 23, 2021
– Today’s news portal (@akhbarellyom) November 23, 2021
The Governor of Alexandria confirms the completion of the drainage of all the accumulated water in the streets and squares of the governorate, noting that the amount of rain that the city witnessed #Alexandria Over the past few days, more than all previous years pic.twitter.com/2hTxXPKxdV
— Monitor Network (@RassdNewsN) November 23, 2021
At the same time, many of the respondents were keen to attach their critical and sarcastic comments, with pictures and videos of scenes showing the extensive damage caused to citizens between houses whose ground floors had sunk, in addition to the flooding of vegetable and fruit markets, as well as scenes of traffic stoppage.
Other clips also contained paradoxes that elicited ridicule and denunciation of the officials’ handling and interaction with the situation, as well as clips that carried various humanitarian situations, including a woman’s drift with rain water and citizens helping her, as well as the distribution of rain protection umbrellas to cleaners by a citizen.
Some Alexandria youth also organized a campaign to distribute umbrellas to cleaners and security men.
– Houda Al-Katkoot (@P9wFlRn8FQ1RcXw) November 22, 2021
Recurring annual event where you sink #Alexandria In rainwater, because presidential palaces are more important than infrastructure, and building bridges takes precedence over schools and hospitals, and he saluted me for achievements!! pic.twitter.com/MmF4kid1T0
– Dr. Mohammed Al Sagheer (@drassagheer) November 23, 2021
– Al-Bahbahani (@Albhany_) November 23, 2021
– Ramy Anwer (@ramyanwer) November 22, 2021
– Al Jazeera Egypt (@AJA_Egypt) November 22, 2021
– Shahira Taher (@shahenaz_taher) November 21, 2021
While others sarcastically recalled the regime’s arrest in previous years of a number of opponents and accusing them of forming an organization to block sewers with the aim of embarrassing the regime, wondering if these “Brothers” had been released from prisons to play the ball again.
On November 7, 2015, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced that it had arrested 17 people it described as a “terrorist cell” and accused them of committing “sabotage acts” in Alexandria, including the Balaa dam, which caused the city to sink at the time.
Others questioned whether British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s prediction had begun to come true when he warned during his participation in the United Nations Climate Change Conference a few days ago about the impact of climate change on several cities, including Alexandria.
Sure, guys, the brothers got out of the prisons and blocked the drains this year as well #Alexandria_sinking#Freedom_for_all_detainees
They might know how to save her before it’s too late https://t.co/qjzgt1foWL
– I am Egyptian (@samaadhme) November 22, 2021
– Al-Kanaani (@alkhaleel960) November 22, 2021
Warnings and Prophecy of Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister at the Climate Summit by drowning #Alexandria I quickly checked… #Weather She already says: #Alexandria_sinking Before the temperature of the globe increased by 4 degrees, but because of the failure of the drainage system in the bride of the Mediterranean 🤔 pic.twitter.com/ZUjQkls8Dg
— Ahmed Mukhmer (@ahmedmokhmer) November 22, 2021
Activists chose another angle to comment on what happened in Alexandria, where they wondered whether the current governor, who belongs to the security establishment, would push to resign, as happened with the former city governor, Hani El-Mesiri, in 2015, due to the inability to solve the rainwater drainage crisis at the time, who stated At that time, the city suffers from poor infrastructure.
How many years ago has Alexandria been to a governor with a civilian background named Hani El-Mesiri, who was dismissed due to a rain crisis less than this. https://t.co/eQ6PrLujhK
— Mhmd Megahed (@Moh_Megahed) November 22, 2021
There was a governor of Rosh like this in Alexandria named Hani El-Mesiri in 2015. They fired him when there were problems due to rain water, just like the problems that are happening now.. Did they dismiss the current governor, too?!
– StayHydrated💧 (@ el_ne3na3y) November 22, 2021
Source : Egyptian media + The island + Social Media