A storm in Morocco, on Thursday, 23 February 2017 dumped over 100 mm of rain in just a few hours, causing flooding in the neighbouring cities of Rabat and Salé.
Photos on social networks showed flooded streets lined with abandoned cars. Traffic was severely disrupted as was public transport, including the train and tram network. Some houses, businesses and schools were also damaged by the flood water, although no injuries or fatalities were reported. Local media reports claim that parts of Salé suffered the worst of the flooding.
A local commentator told FloodList that the recent floods highlighted the capital’s poor infrastructure and the government’s failure to keep the drainage systems operational.
بتواجدي يوم امس بمدينة الرباط بالمغرب وأثناء سقوط المطر أجد عامل مشترك مع مدن السعودية وهو سوء تصريف امطار السيول pic.twitter.com/A092x8ZgTt
— Ali Al-Tasan (@Ali03699) February 25, 2017
— إحاطة (@ihatapresse) February 24, 2017
— ع (@Spikoza) February 23, 2017
B - Salé (Morocco)
Rabat, Morocco - February 23 to February 24, 2017