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Governor of Alexandria, Egypt's 2nd largest city, quits over flooding

  • Egyptians walk through water after a heavy rainfall in the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Severe weather swept across the Middle East on Sunday, pounding Israel with baseball-sized hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage through the streets of Beirut and killing six people in Egypt, five of whom were electrocuted by a fallen power cable. The cable from a tramway landed in streets flooded with water, electrocuting the five, senior health official Magdy Hegazy said. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis)

    Egyptians walk through water after a heavy rainfall in the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Severe weather swept across the Middle East on Sunday, pounding Israel with baseball-sized hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage through the streets of Beirut and killing six people in Egypt, five of whom were electrocuted by a fallen power cable. The cable from a tramway landed in streets flooded with water, electrocuting the five, senior health official Magdy Hegazy said. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptians check floodwaters after a heavy rainfall in the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Severe weather swept across the Middle East on Sunday, pounding Israel with baseball-sized hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage through the streets of Beirut and killing six people in Egypt, five of whom were electrocuted by a fallen power cable. The cable from a tramway landed in streets flooded with water, electrocuting the five, senior health official Magdy Hegazy said. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis)

    Egyptians check floodwaters after a heavy rainfall in the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Severe weather swept across the Middle East on Sunday, pounding Israel with baseball-sized hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage through the streets of Beirut and killing six people in Egypt, five of whom were electrocuted by a fallen power cable. The cable from a tramway landed in streets flooded with water, electrocuting the five, senior health official Magdy Hegazy said. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptians walk across a flooded street after a heavy rainfall in the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Severe weather swept across the Middle East on Sunday, pounding Israel with baseball-sized hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage through the streets of Beirut and killing six people in Egypt, five of whom were electrocuted by a fallen power cable. The cable from a tramway landed in streets flooded with water, electrocuting the five, senior health official Magdy Hegazy said. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis)

    Egyptians walk across a flooded street after a heavy rainfall in the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. Severe weather swept across the Middle East on Sunday, pounding Israel with baseball-sized hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage through the streets of Beirut and killing six people in Egypt, five of whom were electrocuted by a fallen power cable. The cable from a tramway landed in streets flooded with water, electrocuting the five, senior health official Magdy Hegazy said. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis)  (The Associated Press)

Egypt says the governor of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria has resigned over the poor response to flooding that devastated parts of the city following a weekend rainstorm.

Hany el-Missiry's resignation, announced by government spokesman Osama Abdul-Aziz late Monday, followed the death of at least six people as a result of the flooding in Alexandria, five of whom were electrocuted by a fallen power cable.

The Alexandria flooding capped a series of crises over the past week, including the weakening of the Egyptian pound and an unusually low turnout in parliamentary elections that has raised questions about the country's political direction under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

El-Sissi is chairing a crisis Cabinet meeting Tuesday to discuss the flooding and other pressing issues.