Morocco – Vehicles Swept Away by Flash Floods in Tétouan

Heavy rain caused dramatic flash flooding in the city of Tétouan in northern Morocco on 01 March 2021.

Roads and infrastructure were damaged and fast flowing flood waters and debris swept through streets dragging along vehicles.

Local government reported 100 mm of rain in 9 hours to the afternoon of 01 March which caused rivers and drainage channels to overflow.

Initial assessments by local authorities show 275 houses were damaged and 11 vehicles swept away. The flooding also caused severe damage to roads and infrastructure along with other public buildings. The local government is carrying out clean up operations. No injuries or fatalities were reported as of early 02 March.

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

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