Lebanese man, right, take shelter under his umbrella, as woman, left, runs during the early morning sports on the Corniche along the Beirut coastline, or waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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East Lebanon's Bekaa recorded a hike in precipitation this fall as the new rainy season brought along heavy rainfall, flooding some of the villages in the province. Rainfall over the weekend caused heavy damage to the Western Bekaa towns of Kamed al-Loz, Ghazzeh, Khirbet Qanafar, Al-Marj and Ammiq, drifting acres of agricultural land and destroying dozens of plastic agricultural tents, the state-run National News Agency reported Sunday.The Bekaa's Zahle recorded 8 millimeters of rainfall on the day of the floods, Joceline Abu Fares, the head of the Forecasting Department at Beirut airport's Lebanese Meteorological Services, told The Daily Star.The area is off to a good start this "rain year," recording 82 millimeters since the beginning of September, a high jump from last year's 0.2 millimeters recorded in the same period.
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