Tunisia: Flash Floods - Sep 2018

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Past disaster
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Heavy rainfall and flash floods have killed five people and caused damage in Nabeul province in north-east Tunisia. Early response and damage assessment are ongoing. (ECHO, 25 Sep 2018)

On Saturday 22 September, torrential rain hit north-eastern Tunisia’s Cap Bon Peninsula causing water levels to rise 1.7 meters. The storm dumped approximately 200 millimeters (7.9 inches) of rain on Nabeul and up to 225 millimeters in the city of Beni Khaled, in the peninsula’s center, according to Tunisia’s National Institute of Meteorology. This was the heaviest rainfall since the institute began keeping records in 1995. A warning on the storms was issued on September 21st. (IFRC, 4 Oct 2018)

Severe weather, including thunderstorms and heavy rain, has been affecting several northern and central parts of Tunisia causing flash floods. 61 mm of rain were recorded over 24 hours in Siliana City over 17-18 October. According to media reports, as of 19 October, at least two people died, one in Sidi Bouzid governorate and another in Kasserine governorate. (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 October 2018)

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