Lebanon – Schools to Close Tuesday, Wednesday due to Storm

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Schools throughout Lebanon will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the fierce storm lashing Lebanon, announced Education Minister Hassan Diab in a memo on Monday.

The memo said: “Due to our keenness on the students’ safety, all private and official schools will be closed on January 8 and 9.”

“Lebanon is witnessing rare weather conditions that it has not experienced for tens of years whereby the snowstorm and heavy rain are expected to hit the whole of Lebanon,” it explained.

The storm, which began on Saturday, has been wreaking havoc throughout the country with roads being flooded, people being stranded in their cars, and material damage being incurred due to the heavy rain, flooding, and strong winds.

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