Heavy rains produced by Cyclone "Victoria" spread across Tunisia on November 12 and 13, 2019, causing severe flash floods. The same storm system brought heavy rains and strong winds to neighboring Mediterranean countries.
According to the country's National Institute of Meteorology, at least six areas registered more than 80 mm (3 inches) of rain in 24 hours.
Due to heavy rainfall, the Tunisian Ministries of Education and Higher Education and Scientific Research has canceled classes in all educational institutions several governorates.
Civil Defense reported flash flooding in the Fernana (Firnanah) City, in the governorate of Jendouba on November 12, killing a 12-year-old girl after being swept away by floodwater. The government of Jendouba has pledged to "build a house" for the victim's family.
كانت عائدة من المدرسة : وفاة تلميذة جرفتها السيول في جندوبة https://t.co/gvUXqRxWQ1— rania benzarrouk (@BenzarroukRania) November 12, 2019
A new look at #CycloneVictoria, estimated to be at 80 km/h, with a pressure of 989 millibars. This is a powerful, extratropical storm that absorbed the remnants of #MedicaneTrudy. #italy #sicily #malta #tunisia #weather #storm #cyclone #detlef #mediterranean #europe pic.twitter.com/SFniIb2RBL— Mediterranean Cyclone Centre (@Medicane_Centre) November 12, 2019
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