Ghat Municipality has declared the district of Ghat a disaster area following the high rainfalls and floodings in the past few days that caused the collapse of a number of homes and the blocking of major roads, in addition to leaving entire villages stranded.

The Municipal Council called on its Facebook the responsible authorities in the country to provide all possible assistance to secure the lives of stranded citizens.

It also announced the formation of a committee to follow up the situation and assess the damage caused to private and public property, calling on the National Safety Authority to declare a state of emergency and help the Libyan Red Crescent teams in rescuing those stranded in all villages and areas of the municipality.