The Ambulance and Emergency Service announced, on Monday, the collapse of four houses in the city of Ubari, southwestern Libya, due to heavy rains.
The agency said that work is underway to assess the damage and provide emergency services, according to a statement on its Facebook account.
Ubari General Hospital also announced that it had received an injured person due to the collapse of a house west of the city as a result of the heavy rain.
The hospital’s Information and Health Education Office explained that “first aid was provided to her and she was transferred to Sabha Medical Center.”
In the same context, the Education Directorate at the Municipality of Ubari suspended classes in three schools in the Ubari project area due to heavy rain, until the damage to the aforementioned schools is assessed.
Power went out in areas of the municipality of Ubari, Sunday, as a result of weather fluctuations in the southern region, according to the General Electricity Company.
The company attributed the cause of the malfunctions to water entering a number of electricity distribution stations with a voltage of “66/220 kV,” noting that its technical teams rushed to the site to assess the damage and begin emergency maintenance work.
The southern region has been exposed to heavy rain since yesterday evening, and it is expected to continue for two days, according to the latest warning from the Meteorological National Center.
The center estimated that rain will fall at a good to heavy rate at times in the areas of Ghat and its vicinity, Al-Jufra, Hun, Al-Fuqaha, Al-Haruj, Sabha and its vicinity, Brak, Murzuq, and Al-Qatrun, causing water to flow into the local valleys, torrential rain, and water to accumulate in low places.