Because you just might get it.
I have been missing rain, and kept wishing it would rain here. Give the city a good washing. In the 6 years I've lived in Hurghada it's rained about 3 times, and barely a drizzle. Well last night we had a bit of a storm. Thunder, Lightning and heavy rain. At first it was cool, I got all excited and went out in the balcony to see/feel the rain.
I watched as electric boxes started popping and sparking. Stray dogs and cats ran in zigzag formation freaking out, like What do I do? Where do I go? Then the power went out. It went pitch black. That was around 3 am.The kids woke up and we lit candles and made shadow puppets. It was kinda fun. Here's how it looked outside at 6 am.
Can you see the swimming pool that is the street below? This place is just not prepared for any major rain fall. The school bus didn't come. There's no gutters and people don't expect things to get wet. E got held up for several hours on his way back from Cairo because roads were closed. Because of some rain. The power finally came back at around 9 am. The streets are still flooded in parts but as soon as the sun comes out, it'll dry up sooner. So I guess it's a good thing it doesn't rain much in Hurghada, huh?