Time & location
Level of gravity (max of H or M - 6 levels) : 2
State/Province (see map): Country wide
Precise location : -
Number of dead : 0
Number of missing : 0
Number of injured : 0
Number of evacuees : 0
Mauritius was paralyzed after heavy rains, with more than 100 millimeters of rain recorded in the last 12 hours. Blocked roads, flooded homes, closing offices, phone service and other disadvantages have saturated enamelled day inhabitants of the resort island southwest of the Indian Ocean.
The rain falls on the island since the end of last week. Several roads were flooded. and schools and public offices fermés.L Association of Banks of Mauritius announced a holiday exceptionnelle.Seulement essential services who continued their operations.
In the main bus station, we could see long queues of passengers waiting for buses.
Telephony services major operators were either broken or saturated thus increasing the communication difficulties.
The authorities seem to have clearly been caught short with difficulties in meeting the many distress calls. By mid-morning the service firefighters have recorded no fewer than 1,500 calls for help across the island, with 200 sorties, 50 emergency response, including forty houses flooded, including the capital Port-Louis and surrounding areas.
The southwestern part of the island is now cut with the eastern and central.
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