The burnt out shacks that were hit by a lightning in Broummana, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Four people died Thursday as a result of weather-related accidents following days of heavy rainfall and strong winds, while households across the country witnessed power and water cuts.The Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water establishment cut off the water supply to residents north of Beirut Thursday after water in the Jeita springs, the Nahr Ibrahim River and the Dayshounieh spring was severely churned up by the sudden storm.In a statement, the company said it was forced to halt water supplies to subscribers in central Metn, Halat, Nahr Ibrahim, Jbeil and Amchit after observing "extraordinary high turbidity levels due to the storm and floods".
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