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15 Sep 2020 | 04:18 PM UTC

Libya: Heavy rain causes flooding in western coastal areas September 15

Libya News Alert

Heavy rain causes flooding in Tripoli and other western coastal areas on September 15; associated disruptions to transport likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/18/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli, Castelverde, Libya

Event

Heavy rain caused flooding on some of Tripoli's main routes on Tuesday, September 15. Other areas along the main western coastal road have also reported flooding, with road subsidence occurring on the coastal road near Castelverde (Gasr Garabulli).

Further rain is forecast through at least Wednesday, September 16, and further flooding and associated disruptions to transport are likely in the coming days.

Advice

Those in Tripoli and other western coastal areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

 

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