News Alerts

18 Oct 2018 | 12:30 PM UTC

Tunisia: Severe flooding in the northeast Oct. 17-18

Tunisia News Alert

Northeastern governorates in Tunisia affected by severe flooding on October 17; transportation disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunisia


Heavy rain and severe flooding affected northeastern governorates of Tunisia - including Tunis, Beja, Ben Arous, Gafsa, Jendouba, Kasserine, Kairouan, Kef, Nabeul, Silana, Sidi Bouzid, Sousse, Tozeur, and Zaghouan - on Wednesday, October 17, leaving five people dead and two missing as of October 18.

Numerous roads are reportedly blocked as of October 18 due to flooding and public transportation in Tunis has been significantly affected. Some incoming flights arriving at Tunis-Carthage International Airport (TUN) were redirected to Djerba-Zarzis International Airport (DJE). Further transportation disruptions are likely to persist throughout the day.  


Individuals in affected regions are advised to keep abreast of weather alerts, confirm travel reservations, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders). Remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news