Heavy rains cause flash floods in Mauritius

Local media reported heavy rains and flash floods in southeast Mauritius

Nine people were rescued and evacuated from the flooded areas of Bambusa Viryo. The bus carrying schoolchildren trapped in the rise of water in Bambus Virio had to help the police.

Local observers, Météo et Cyclone Maurice, reported 408 mm of rainfall in Plaisance in southern Mauritius on April 16, 2021.

This amount corresponds to twice the average monthly rainfall for April in this place. About 200 mm of the total fell in just a few hours (from 04:00 to 10:00) in the early morning of April 16.

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