Flash floods cause damage and casualties in Algeria – October 8 and 9, 2013

Heavy rain from multicell strom clusters and several isolated supercells caused massive flash flooding in Algeria in the afternoons and evenings of October 8 and 9, 2013. Raging torrents caused extensive property damage and casualties. In the evening of October 8, around 22h CEST, flash floods hit Djelfa, 330 km south of Algiers. Floods caused property damage and 4 casualties. A SLGT risk area was assigned to eastern Algeria in Day 1 Outlook for 08/10/2013.

The next day brought another series of severe weather, with flash floods hitting M’Sila, some 200 km SE of Algiers at around 22h CEST. Raging torrents caused widespread damage, 2 people perished in the flood waters.



Multicell cluster and several isolated supercells over Algeria on October 9, 2013. Source: EUMETSAT

A SLGT risk area was assigned to eastern Algeria in Day 1 Outlook for 09/10/2013.