Deadly Flash #Floods in North #Algeria
Flash floods in Bouzeguene, Algeria 12 November 2019. Photo: Civil Protection Algeria
At least 1 person has died and 3 were rescued after flash floods in Algeria on 12 November.
Severe weather affected wide areas of the country from 11 November, brought by a storm system informally named ‘Medicane Trudy’.
Strong winds with gusts of 90 km/h, storm surge and high waves were reported along the Algerian coast. An orange alert was issued by for several provinces including M’Sila, Batna, Khenchela, Biskra, Bejaia, Jijel, Skikda, Annaba and El Tarf.
A snowstorm was reported in Sidi Bel Abbès province on 11 November. Military personnel were deployed to assist the local community, Algeria Press Service reported.
Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Tizi Ouzou Province. According to WMO figures, 104mm of rain fell in Tizi Ouzou in 24 hours to 12 November. Civil Protection said that a car was swept off the road in Bouzeguene. The body of a victim was found later. Three people survived.
Civil Protection also reported 1 buildings collapsed in Algiers Province. No fatalities were reported. It is not clear if the building collapsed as a result of the severe weather.
Courtesy of floodlist.com