Backhoes removes dirt after a retaining wall collapsed from heavy rain in Haret Saida, March 31, 2019. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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The heavy rain that doused Lebanon over the weekend is not set to abate just yet, with precipitation expected until at least Tuesday evening, the Meteorology Department at Beirut's airport said Sunday. Over the past 24 hours, the department recorded 25.8 millimeters of rain in Beirut, 38.9 millimeters in Zahle, 12.7 millimeters in Tripoli and 22.9 millimeters in Tyre.It reported the total precipitation levels since the beginning of September as 94.4 centimeters in Beirut, 107.9 cm in Tripoli, 96.2 cm in Zahle and 80.1 cm in Tyre. This marked a significant increase compared to the same period last year, when Beirut saw 45.1 centimeters of rainfall, Tripoli 61.5 centimeters and Zahle 45 centimeters.
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