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Storm Norma Covers Lebanon in White

Published January 8th, 2019 - 08:15 GMT

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Snow covers the East Mediterranean.

Waves crash into the seawall of Beirut, Lebanon, during a strong storm that brought freezing temperatures and heavy rainfall to the coast and snow to the Lebanese mountains.

The storm damaged several farms in the northern districts with river levels in the area rising. The storm paralyzed sea traffic in Tripoli’s fishermen port.

The Syrian refugees’ camp in Irsal was blanketed by snow after Norma hit Lebanon. Every year, extreme weather conditions exacerbate the already super vulnerable reality of refugees. Vulnerable Lebanese and Syrian refugees are facing extreme challenges during the storm because most of the tents and shelters have been destroyed. Continue reading below »

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Syrian refugees’ camp in Irsal swamped by snow after storm  hit Lebanon (Twitter)
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Beautiful winter in Lebanon (Twitter)
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Monastery of Kozhaya in Kadisha Valley  (Twitter)
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Partial view of the snow-clad Roman ruins in the city of Baalbeck in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. 
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Street in the village of Sofar, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of the Lebanese capital Beirut, covered in snow as a fierce winter storm lashed the east coast of the Mediterranean. 
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Village of Sofar, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on January 7, 2019, shows a neighbouring village covered in snow as a fierce winter storm lashed the east coast of the Mediterranean. 
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Image 7 of 8:  7 / 8Village of Sofar, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on January 7, 2019, shows a neighbouring village covered in snow as a fierce winter storm lashed the east coast of the Mediterranean. JOSEPH EID / AFP

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The power of white in a country full of colors Lebanon (Twitter)
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Syrian refugees’ camp in Irsal swamped by snow after storm  hit Lebanon (Twitter)

Image 1 of 8Syrian refugees’ camp in Irsal swamped by snow after storm hit Lebanon (Twitter)

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Beautiful winter in Lebanon (Twitter)

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Monastery of Kozhaya in Kadisha Valley  (Twitter)

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Partial view of the snow-clad Roman ruins in the city of Baalbeck in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. 
STRINGER / AFP

Image 4 of 8Partial view of the snow-clad Roman ruins in the city of Baalbeck in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. STRINGER / AFP

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Partial view of the snow-clad Roman ruins in the city of Baalbeck in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. 
STRINGER / AFP

Image 5 of 8Partial view of the snow-clad Roman ruins in the city of Baalbeck in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. STRINGER / AFP

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Street in the village of Sofar, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of the Lebanese capital Beirut, covered in snow as a fierce winter storm lashed the east coast of the Mediterranean. 
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Image 6 of 8Street in the village of Sofar, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of the Lebanese capital Beirut, covered in snow as a fierce winter storm lashed the east coast of the Mediterranean. JOSEPH EID / AFP

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Village of Sofar, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on January 7, 2019, shows a neighbouring village covered in snow as a fierce winter storm lashed the east coast of the Mediterranean. 
JOSEPH EID / AFP

Image 7 of 8Village of Sofar, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of the Lebanese capital Beirut on January 7, 2019, shows a neighbouring village covered in snow as a fierce winter storm lashed the east coast of the Mediterranean. JOSEPH EID / AFP

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The power of white in a country full of colors Lebanon (Twitter)

Image 8 of 8The power of white in a country full of colors Lebanon (Twitter)

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