Recovery teams assess losses after Libya’s catastrophic floods

Derna-Libya-Flooding Search and rescue personnel work in Derna, Sept. 16. Amr Alfiky/Reuters

Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Important Takeaways:

  • As Storm Daniel pounded the area with torrential rains, dams above the Wadi Derna river valley collapsed, sweeping away entire neighborhoods and the families who lived in them.
  • The floods have left thousands dead, missing and displaced.
  • 16,000 children are among the displaced and warned that many more lack access to basic services such as health and schooling.
  • International and local search and rescue teams and survivors continued the work of recovery

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