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28 Oct 2019 | 07:13 PM UTC

Tunisia: Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Tunis area October 27-28

Tunisia News Alert

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Tunis area October 27-28; lingering disruptions to transportation and business to be expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunis

Event

Heavy rainfall fell in the Tunis area on Sunday night (local time), October 27, into Monday, October 28, causing flooding in Tunis, Ben Arous, Ariana, and Manouba. Consequent transportation disruptions have been reported on roadways in the capital area and on the Tunis Métro.

Lingering disruptions to transportation and business are to be expected in the Tunis area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in the Tunis area are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, confirm road conditions before setting out, and anticipate disruptions to transportation and business in flood-affected areas. Remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.

 

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