Flash Floods in Tripoli, Libya

People were trapped in their cars on the streets of Tripoli, Libya, after flash floods left much of the city inundated in flood water.

Flooded Road in Tripoli, Libya. Photo: twitter.com/ShababLibya
Flooded Road in Tripoli, Libya. Photo: twitter.com/ShababLibya

The floods were a result of heavy rainfall on Saturday 30 November. Flood warnings were issued by the city authorities, requesting that people remain indoors where possible and not to drive vehicles in the flooded streets.

Such heavy rainfall, which lasted for around 2 days, is unusual in Tripoli, and has placed huge stress on the city’s old drainage system. There have also been cuts to power and communications.

Sources: Tripoli Post; Libya Herald

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