BEIRUT — Storm Daniel, the Mediterranean cyclone that hit eastern Libya during the weekend and killed at least 4,000 people in a devastating flood, will not hit Lebanon, head of the forecasting department at Beirut International Airport Abdel Rahman Zawawi told L'Orient Today.
Storm Daniel is believed to be the deadliest "medicane" — or hurricane-like Mediterranean storm — on modern record, according to Red Cross Climate.
Zawawi's comments came after local media outlets reported that the storm might hit Lebanon this week after Egypt.
Storm Daniel hit Egypt on Wednesday with no casualties recorded.
Zawawi explained that storms feed off water; when Storm Daniel moved to Egypt it went through a wide area of land, causing it to lose momentum.
Thousands more people are still missing in Libya following the tsunami-seized flash flood that swept away entire neighborhoods of the city Derna into the sea.