A torrential rain warning is currently in force in Mauritius.
The torrential rain has caused water accumulation in many areas including certain roads. The authorities urge the population to take the necessary precautions.
Several roads are impracticable. Visibility in some regions is also greatly affected.
Inhabitants of Terre-Rouge have had their homes inundated today morning as well as others from Port-Louis.
Given the situation, the tunnel at Caudan has been closed for security reasons. The bridge near the MSPCA at Reduit is impracticable and part of the road at Poudriere Street, Port-Louis, is closed. The round-about of Grand-Baie is also flooded. Since many roads are inundated, there is traffic jam in the regions affected.
The service of firemen has been sought by many people during the last 24 hours. They were involved in around 39 interventions on Monday and Tuesday; fallen rocks and trees in regions like Baie-du-Tombeau, Pailles, and Port-Louis required their assistance.
The weather conditions might be improved tonight though. Otherwise, they will persist today afternoon as well because of active cloud formation. The sun will only be back during the weekend.
It has just been announced that companies of the public and private sectors will be releasing their employees at 11 a.m.