Heavy rainfall that hit Algiers on the evening (local time) of Thursday, September 12, has caused significant transportation disruptions across the capital as of Friday, September 13. The rains have produced flooding in some parts of the city with over 4 cm (1.5 in) of rain recorded; low-lying areas of the city have been the most seriously affected by the rainfall. A flash flood reportedly submerged several subway stations as well as parts of Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG). Some subway stations and tram lines remained closed as of Friday morning. Authorities have advised individuals to avoid unnecessary travel on Friday.
Transportation and business disruptions are to be expected throughout Algiers over the coming hours.
Individuals in Algiers are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate flash flooding and transportation delays, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities. 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.
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