Floods Hit North Africa

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 12:15

Heavy rain floods the Libyan capital, blocking roads, causing power cuts and damaging several homes.  Torrential downpours across the western and central Mediterranean have left parts of Tunisia and Libya under water. The bad weather has caused widespread disruption from Tripoli to Tunis and beyond.  A slow moving area of low pressure, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, between Sicily and Sardinia has been responsible for the unsettled weather. This is a region that has been plagued by thundery downpours for some time now.  Just two weeks ago, a deadly rainstorm left at least 18 dead and several missing in Sardinia. This latest deluge has come across a similar region.  Full Article

Source:  Aljazeera