Children holding umbrellas under the heavy rain in the southern city of Sidon, Friday, January 8, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Zaatari)
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Heavy rainfall flooded hundreds of Syrian refugee tents in north Lebanon Friday, as stormy weather destroyed property and blocked roads in other parts of the country.Strong winds that reached up 80 km/h in the northern district of Akkar also damaged tents across an area where approximately 150 encampments are located. The eastern side of the international Abdeh road in Akkar was also flooded by rainwater, prompting Civil Defense teams to rescue trapped commuters.The southern Sidon port was also forced to close due to the high waves caused by the strong winds.
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