Heavy rain has been affecting north-western Algeria (in particular the Chlef Province) since 6 March, causing flash floods that have resulted in casualties and damage.
Media reports, as of 8 March, seven fatalities and three people missing across Oud Sly Municipality (west of Chlef City, Chlef Province), due to flood-related incidents. In addition, a number of damaged houses and several closed roads (including a section of the east-west highway) were reported across the same Province.
More than 300 civil protection agents were deployed for search and rescue operations.
Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain is forecast over northern Algeria, particularly over the already affected north-western areas.