Storm Norma - Day II

Strong winds and snow buffeted parts of Lebanon Tuesday, prompting caretaker Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh to order all public schools across the country, including those on the coast, to close until storm Norma passes. The Internal Security Forces warned residents of Lebanon to stay away from the coast and beaches as well as trees and billboards as the storm intensifies throughout the day.

  • A man carries his bike in a flooded street in Beirut, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Seagulls take off over the Burj Hammoud's garbage dump near Beirut's port on the northern entrance of the capital as the levant experiences stormy weather on January 8, 2019. AFP / JOSEPH EID

  • A motorist drives in the Cedars, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (Photo by Nafez Tawk)

  • Men warm themselves around a barrel of burning wood in the southern city of Sidon, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Two women cross a flooded road in the Hay al-Sellom neighborhood in Beirut s southern suburbs, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • A Syrian refugee shovels mud in front of a makeshift shelter follwoing rain storms in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, on January 8, 2019. AFP Photo

  • A bird is perched on a metal bar at Beirut's Manara seafront promenade on January 7, 2019, as a fierce winter storm lashed the east coast of the Mediterranean. / AFP / JOSEPH EID

  • A Lebanese girl shelters for the rain, as she watches waves crash into the seawall on the Mediterranean Sea, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. A strong storm in Lebanon brought cold temperatures and snow to Lebanon's mountains and heavy rainfall, strong winds on the Lebanese coast. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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