Rabat – A violent storm hit Ourika Valley, 90 kilometers from Marrakech, causing floods and damage to many merchants and restaurateurs.
According to local media, the storm hit Monday night, August 6, causing the Ourika river to overflow, instantly creating landslides in the village of Sti Fadma and other areas.
Local authorities rushed to the scene and urged people to leave high-risk areas.
The people of Sti Fadma, a village 60 kilometers south of Marrakech, have been on alert with sirens alerting visitors to take precautions and move away from the edges of the river.
Ourika Valley often experiences floods in the summer. In 1995, flash floods in the valley caused the deaths of at least 100 Moroccans and foreigners.