The streets of Casablanca have turned into pools of rainwater after this week’s heavy rain which has swept several regions of the country.
Rabat- Rabat, too has had its share of floods and traffic disruption. Photos and videos of the two cities, especially from Casablanca’s Ain Diab neighborhood, have been circulating on social media.
On Tuesday, the floods impeded traffic in the center of Casablanca and stopped the city’s trams from operating from afternoon to night. Moroccans took to social media to share videos of flooded streets, complaining about the overflowing streets and “poor infrastructure.”
The Casablanca-Settat region and many others across the country are experiencing a cold snap and rainfalls early in the season.
Since Sunday, October 28, temperatures dropped drastically in Morocco, leading to the first snowfall of 30 centimeters in the Atlas Mountain cities of Ifrane and Midelt and the villages of Imouzzer, El Hajeb, and Boulemane.
Severe floods hit several regions of Morocco in late September in Rhamna and Al Haouz, Sidi Ifni, Meknes, and Guelmim, causing up to five deaths.
The floods also caused extensive property damage and agricultural casualties, from flooded houses to drowned livestock and blocked roads.
In the past year, the Moroccan National Motorway Company (ADM) has carried out several investment projects worth a total of MAD 600 million. The projects mainly tried to modernize infrastructure and electronic tolls.
In April, the company pledged a MAD 3.4 billion investment to widen the Casablanca-Berrechid road and other future projects.