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A powerful storm with violent winds and heavy hail and rainfall ripped through Lebanon Tuesday, halting air traffic at Beirut airport and prompting the government to order the closure of schools across the country.Flights were delayed as wind speeds and rain intensified in the evening.Winds also led to halting maritime traffic in its southern ports of Sidon and Tyre. The winds from the incoming storm which destroyed orchards, caused property damage and knocked out power and Internet in parts of the country. Greenhouses were also torn apart by the storm.Many mountain roads were still blocked by snow, including Sannine-Zahle, Ayoun Siman-Hadath Baalbek and Mnaitra-Hadath Baalbek.
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