Several Homes Flooded in the South

8 years, 5 months ago - November 26, 2013
Firefighters had to intervene several times Sunday afternoon to Tyack and Rivière-des-Eels to save families whose houses were flooded

Between 3:30 p.m. and 18h, the authorities had already identified fifteen interventions. A Souillac, a rate of rainfall of 48mm was recorded by the meteorological station of Vacoas. This bad weather will persist during this week, warned the weather station. The forecast calls for cloud bands and flash floods in some areas.

It is a zone of instability that caused heavy rains and flash floods. The situation has improved somewhat Sunday morning at Port Louis. However, the forecast calls for a rainy Monday and throughout this week. Vigilance and caution is advised. The weather is asking the public to be vigilant because of the possibilities of thundershowers and water accumulations in several localities.

The capital was again hit by heavy rain last Saturday. But fortunately the consequences were not the same as March 30. Saturday afternoon to 16 pm the Port-Louis, specifically the Champ-de-Mars, recorded 44 mm of rain within an hour. As a precautionary measure, the authorities have decided to close 17 h tunnels Caudan Waterfront. These tunnels were reopened following improved weather conditions. On the other hand officials Riche-Terre Mall were unpleasantly surprised accumulations of water Saturday. Employees had to remove the accumulated water. Several southern regions were also copiously watered. Firefighters had to intervene on several occasions

 

Text by Le Matinal

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