OH MY GOD
You guys cannot imagine the disaster that is Sharm El Sheikh!!! Thunder and lightning started last night, around 8-9pm, with light rain. Was very exciting, went outside to stand in the rain, as we don't see it often. Ten minutes later the heavens just opened, and they didn't stop. Our ground floor apartment filled with water quicker than we could get it out, many people homes, shops etc ruined. The rain remained heavy through the night, the storm subsided around 7:45am this morning. Electricity was cut throughout Sharm last night, and all communications. There was no network for any mobile provider, all land lines and internet. Roads were under water (up to 3ft in places), cars abandoned, pavements destroyed (although not sure if that was water or people trying to get the water off the roads). For those that have not traveled to Sharm before, pavements are over 1ft high and there are no drains on any road, all roads became rivers. The ceilings in HSBC and Barclays bank collapsed, also in Tez Tour offices, Metro beside us had a swimming pool as a car park (and I think extensive flood damage inside). The roof of the airport has been damaged and I think the airport closed (not heard any planes anyway).
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Here is a link to some pics I've put up on facebook - not sure if you can access it without being my friend or not, but can try
Shocking is the only word to say.