Severe flooding damages roads, hundreds of houses in northern Morocco

Severe flooding damages roads, hundreds of houses in northern Morocco

Heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding in the city of Tetouan in northern Morocco on Monday, March 1, 2021, leaving 275 houses damaged, as well as dozens of vehicles and infrastructure.

The dramatic situation in Tetouan made rounds on social media. Roads and infrastructure were damaged, as well as around 275 houses and dozens of vehicles.

According to local media, many routes were closed as roads were impassable.

Up to 100 mm (3.9 inches) of rain was recorded in a nine-hour period to Monday afternoon, which also caused rivers and drainage channels to burst.

Prior to the severe weather, the directorate of meteorology issued a number of orange-level notices to warn citizens of heavy rains.

Further rainfall warnings were issued for the provinces of Al Hoceima, Chefchaouen, Fahs-Anjra, M’Diq, and Fnideq.

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