Floods paralyze Tunisia

MENA

Published: 2018-10-18 13:54

Last Updated: 2018-10-18 16:01


Tunisia suffers heavy rain, flooding
Tunisia suffers heavy rain, flooding
Roya News Source

Non-stop heavy rain overflowed rivers in Tunisia, on October 17, 2018. Home and facilities were flooded, and traffic was disrupted on 42 roads and 9 highways, as well as train and metro traffic coming to a full stop.

According to a source from the disaster response committee, the local authorities, in anticipation of more rain today, may evacuate residents in a number of neighborhoods near the Oued Miliane valley, which has witnessed an unprecedented rise in water, reaching dangerous levels.

The Tunisia National Meteorological Institute (NMT) announced the amount of rainfall recorded in 24 hours was 80 to 107 ml in the governorate of Tunisia, while the highest levels were recorded in the governorate of Beja, ranging between 72 and 195 ml.

All school are suspended, due to heavy rain and major flooding that occured last night.

One body was found, and one child was killed, while four are missing.

The NMT called on the public, in a warning bulletin to be more vigilant and cautious, as more rain is expected to fall.