Month-long Red Cross response to Morocco cold wave

Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. Red Cross responds to emergency.

31 Mar 2016 – In late February, a cold wave swept across Morocco, bringing strong winds and freezing temperatures to several regions of the country, while the Middle Atlas, north of the High Atlas, the Rif and the eastern highlands saw heavy snowfall.

More than 750,000 people were affected by the unseasonable weather conditions, with many left in urgent need for food, warm clothes and shoes, blankets, medicines, heaters and other winterization items.

As soon as the first weather warnings were issued, the Moroccan Red Crescent (Red Cross) mobilized its branches and volunteers, ensuring a coordinated response to the emergency.

As a result of the exceptional weather conditions, several illnesses have been recorded among affected communities including rheumatism, flu, cough, throat pain, and skin conditions – mainly caused by the lack of suitable clothes to protect from the cold.

http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/middle-east-and-north-africa/morocco/month-long-red-crescent-response–to-morocco-cold-wave-72069/

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

“In the Netherlands we have a lot of Moroccan immigrants,” says Argiris. “But this news has never been published by the Dutch MSM.”

4 thoughts on “Month-long Red Cross response to Morocco cold wave”

  1. Quote:
    As soon as the first weather warnings were issued, the Moroccan Red Crescent (Red Cross) mobilized its branches and volunteers, ensuring a coordinated response to the emergency.
    The Red Cresent should consider planning for similar Meridonial Jet Stream powered Arctic cold plunges during the February to April periods for the next 20 years over the Altas mountain ranges.
    The climate will be significant worse than now during the next solar cycle, and may not return to previous “normal conditions untill 2056.

    1. Meanwhile they will be getting lots of advice about how to cope with the ever-increasing temperatures as global warming continues in the warmest years evah in the life of the planet!!! The UAH series indicates that the show is over as the El Nino peak passes through and March temps drop. Just how far and for how long will be the next question.

  2. You notice they call it a “cold wave”, not a “cold snap”. Wonder how long it will take American media to face up to reality and start changing their language. If they don’t they’ll become a laughing stock.

  3. The so called warmest years are by fractions of a degree well within the margins of error, after NOAA suitably doctoring the underlying data sets to hide periods of cooling in the past, and selectively excluding data sets which are hostile to the AGW premise or, in the cased of the UK Met, relying on a favourable meridional Jet Stream to inflate the temperature record by a degree or two, and a series of heavy jet landings at Heathrow’s northern runways to create a record temperature in the UK last summer.
    The AGW Hockey stick warming “consensus” which predicts an ever warming climate based on a faulty trend analysis, and incomplete average temperatures. The models have consistently failed to match reality.
    What’s worse is that they have excluded the fact – documented fact, that as each 140 year solar warm period ends with an abrupt, in climate terms of several degree C cooling, as the solar warm period ends in a Solar Grand Minimum. This cycle has now appeared for at least 20 of the last solar minimums during this Interglacial.
    This change from warm to cold takes around 10 years before the effects on food production becomes noticable.
    None of the AGW climate models take this fact into account and NOAA conveniently starts its temperature models and trends once the Dalton Solar minimum down turn has left the temperature data record.

Comments are closed.