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11 Dec 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This Operations Update seeks to extend the timeframe of this operation by 1 month, with a new end date 31 January 2019 to finalize implementation of the revised activities.

19 Oct 2018 description

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.

Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain with local thunderstorms may continue to affect most of the northern, eastern and central areas of the country, including those already affected by flash floods.

04 Oct 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

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.

03 Oct 2018 description

“We carried our kids and ran to the rooftop escaping the floods that invaded our houses. We stayed there for more than 18 hours until the water level receded” said Karima, mother of two. “When we came down, we saw that our belongings had been swept away by the water: furniture, food stock, our sheep and cows, cloth and books. We kept asking ourselves: where are we going to sleep? How can we keep our kids warm now that winter is approaching?” she said.

25 Sep 2018 description

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.