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28 Jan 2019 | 04:01 PM UTC

Tunisia: Heavy rain forecast in northern and northwestern regions January 28

Tunisia News Alert

Heavy downpours forecast in northern and northwestern Tunisia January 28; flooding and transportation disruptions possible in affected areas

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/31/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunisia

Event

According to the Tunisian National Institute of Meteorology, heavy downpours are forecast to affect the northern and northwestern regions of the country on Monday, January 28. Consequent flash flooding and transportation disruptions are possible in affected areas over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate flooding and transportation disruptions, and 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 - and that floodwater may contain wastewater and chemical products; all items having come into contact with floodwater should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.

 

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