[ACNS] The Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, has issued an urgent prayer request following flash flooding in much of Egypt's Delta Region.
"While Egypt is not typically known for excess rains, this week many parts of the country suffered severe flooding due to the torrential downpours over much of the Delta Region," the diocese said on its website: "Alexandria has experienced deadly flash flooding which has overwhelmed its drainage systems.
"In Sadat City, Harpur Memorial Hospital has suffered acute losses to a store of medical supplies. These supplies were stocked in a basement which flooded, ruining the supplies, as well as electrical systems, the walls, and paint.
"Furthermore, sterilizers, laundry machines, and generators were submerged. Currently work is being done to ensure that when power returns there will be no further damage caused by these waterlogged machines. Total losses are estimated at $15,250 USD [approximately £10,110 GBP].
"The Sadat City Harpur Memorial Hospital brings much-needed basic healthcare to the city and the surrounding villages and for two days, the hospital has had serious difficulty seeing patients."
The diocese adds: "Your prayers for the ongoing clean-up operation and repairs to the building are much needed."
Medical supplies at the Sadat City Harpur Memorial Hospital destroyed by flood water. Photo: Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa