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November 27, 2013

Floods and Heavy Rain Across the Island

Since this afternoon on Wednesday 27 November, heavy rain lashed several parts of the island. The authorities are on high alert. And already the police were dispatched to the highest risk areas, while firefighters are highly stressed.

Vacoas, Curepipe. Helvetia, The future, circumstance, Bagatelle, Ebony, Quatre-Bornes, Curepipe ... Heavy showers lashed several parts of the island on Wednesday 27 November, in the afternoon. They hit with a high intensity and it rained a lot in a short time, says the director of the weather, Mahmad Beebeejaun. It shows that an hour 35-40 mm of rainfall were recorded.

Firefighters for their part already overwhelmed with calls for help. Particularly by individuals whose prices were flooded. A Curepipe, two fire crews are currently hard at work on the side of Renaissance College or more courses were flooded. And in the area of Rose Hill and St Pierre, water accumulations were noted.

The police were stationed emergency in sensitive areas, such as Bagatelle, where the road is flooded. But also near the exchanger straws which is impractical. The slower traffic at this location is observed, confirming the Inspector Mathur.

The authorities are well on the alert. Especially in less than an hour, leaving several offices in Port Louis in particular and we should then see an even heavier traffic on the roads.

These heavy showers should last at least three hours, for its part warns the director of the weather.

 

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