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News Review of Tunisian floods in February 2012

The Tunisian Minister of Agriculture has created a committe to assess the status and operation of dams and hyrdraulic equipment during the floods that affectd the North and North-West regions of Tunisia in February 2012. Heavy rainfalls, combined with the runoff from recent snowfalls have led to landslides and the inundation of several towns and villages. Despite flood alerts and village evacuation supported by the Tunisian army, several deaths have been reported. In addition, the grain harvest will be affected as the February floods have destroyed about 14,000 hectares of land devoted to the cultivation of cereals. The report prepared by the Committee provides a compilation of information taken from field visits after analysis and validation.

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News type Inbrief
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File link local INONDATIONS_2012_Tunisie.pdf (PDF, 3316 Kb)
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Keyword(s) flood routing, flood protection, flood channel, flood
Geographical coverage Tunisia,
News date 15/05/2012
Working language(s) ARABIC , FRENCH