The mayor of Zliten, Muftah Hammadi, has announced in a press conference that the municipality expects the evacuation of 70 to 80 families due to the rising groundwater in the city.
Hammadi added on Tuesday that the municipality would provide housing for the families whose houses had been damaged by the rising groundwater.
“The Prime Minister gave instructions for dealing with this crisis and we started to take action. We have already provided housing for 25 families.” The mayor added, saying everything was under control.
The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) has declared Zliten city a disaster area due to the current high levels of groundwater and the impact on the houses of the city’s residents.