Overall Green alert Flood
in Algeria, Morocco

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100789
Death: 7
Displaced: 1000
Countries: Algeria, Morocco
From - To 05 Mar - 07 Mar


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Morocco and Algeria, Early March 2021Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Ksar Sghir and other areas of Fahs Anjra Province in northern Morocco late on 05 March 2021. Heavy rain also affected neighbouring Algeria, where at least 10 people died or were missing after flash floods in Chlef Province of Algeria on 06 March 2021. In a follow-up report on the floods in Chlef of 19 March, IFRC said "More than 500 families have been affected by the immense floods as the flashing mud water high levels made way through houses and markets. Among which, 280 families have left their damaged houses to seek shelter in an emergency centre set by the Ministry of Solidarity." Note: The same weather system also brought heavy rainfall to Southern Spain (Andalusia and Murcia) which is reported separately.Sun 21 Mar 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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