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13 Mar 2020 | 06:24 AM UTC

Lebanon: Strong winds reported nationwide March 12

High wind gusts reported in Lebanon March 12, causing infrastructure damages and transportation disruptions; residual disruptions likely

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Event

High winds of 80-90 kmh (49-55 mph) affected Lebanon from Thursday, March 12, through the early morning (local time) on Friday, March 13, causing significant infrastructure damage and transportation disruptions. The most affected areas include Bickfaya, Baalbeck, Saïda, Tyr, Marjeyoun, Hasbaya, and Zouk Mikaël. Residual disruptions including transportation disruptions and potential power outages are to be expected in the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals in Lebanon are advised to monitor local weather forecasts, prepare for residual transportation disruptions, confirm travel itineraries, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.