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Mauritius: The villages of the western region affected by heavy localized rainfalls

Violent rainfall fell for nearly two hours at Black River, Tamarin and La Preneuse, on Thursday afternoon, causing flooding in the West of the island of Mauritius.

Ten interventions thus were performed by firefighters, as indicated in the newspaper L'Express of Mauritius.
Impassable road in places and some twenty houses flooded with "water coming down like a river" according to various testimonies.
In some houses, the water level rose up to one meter.
At the same time at the peak of weather, meteorological services in Vacoas station rose throughout the island notice of heavy rains issued early in the morning, while inviting residents of affected areas to take their precautions against these localized rains due to the combined effect of the sea breeze.

Fabrice François

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