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Morocco: Flash Floods - Nov 2014

Status
Past
Countries
Morocco
Disaster types
Flash Flood

Violent storms starting on 24 Nov 2014 caused widespread flooding in large parts of southern Morocco, killing 47 people. Thousands of adobe houses were destroyed and more than 100 roads were cut by the flood waters. A cold wave struck the affected communities from the first week of December and Agadir, Sidi Ifni, Tiznit and Bouizakarne provinces were affected by further flooding that left them isolated and inaccessible with a minimum of 3,000 families left in need. A multi-agency assessment identified reestablishing access and food security for the affected communities as the top priorities. (IFRC, 21 Jan 2015)