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Thousands Dead After Devasting Floods in Libya

On September 10th, 2023, Storm Daniel, a tropical-like cyclone made landfall on the city of Derna, a port in northeastern Libya with a population of about 90,000. Between the 10th and the 11th, more than 100 mm of rain poured down and eventually overwhelmed two dams, named Derna and Bu Mansur, that had been built in the 1970s to protect the river valley the city sits in from flash floods.

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