At least 1 person has died and 3 were rescued after unseasonal snow and strong flash floods engulfed Algeria on 12 November.
Severe weather affected wide areas of the African country from 11 November, due to an infamous storm known as ‘Medicane Trudy’.
While an arctic blast is currently attacking the U.S., unseasonal weather is also sweeping across Algeria in North Africa.
Strong winds with gusts of 90 km/h, storm surge and high waves were reported along the Algerian coast.
An orange alert was issued for several provinces including M’Sila, Batna, Khenchela, Biskra, Bejaia, Jijel, Skikda, Annaba and El Tarf.
A snowstorm was reported in Sidi Bel Abbès province on 11 November. Military personnel were deployed to assist the local community.
Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Tizi Ouzou Province. According to WMO figures, 104mm of rain fell in Tizi Ouzou in 24 hours to 12 November.
Un véhicule à son bord 4 personnes (âgées entre 20 et 30 ans) emporté lundi soir 21h par les eaux de Oued Azaghar dans la commune de Bouzeguène(60 km à l'Est de Tizi Ouzou).— Messir Hamid (@MessirHamid) November 12, 2019
Trois personnes secourues,la quatrième portée disparue.
Recherches en cours pour la retrouver. pic.twitter.com/CjWpxbCDIL
Civil Protection said that a car was swept off the road in Bouzeguene. The body of a victim was found later. Three people survived.
Civil Protection also reported 1 buildings collapsed in Algiers Province. No fatalities were reported. It is not clear if the building collapsed as a result of the severe weather.