three departments placed on red alert for flooding

three departments placed on red alert for flooding

At midday, this Monday, April 1, Yonne and Côte-d’Or were placed on red alert for flooding. Like Indre-et-Loire, maintained on “absolute vigilance” since Saturday.

At midday, this Monday, Yonne and Côte-d’or switch to red alert due to a major flood in the Armançon. The two departments of Burgundy join Indre-et-Loire, maintained in “absolute vigilance” since Saturday, according to the latest Weather forecast. France, published at 1:41 p.m. Nevertheless, a semblance of a return to normal in Indre-et-Loire is underway. The Creuse “began its decline” this morning and the prefecture announced, at the end of the morning, that “returning home is now possible in all sectors”.

Ten other departments have been placed on orange alert: Saône-et-Loire, Charente-Maritime, Charente, Gironde, Dordogne, Vaucluse, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, the Var and the Gard.

Furthermore, “the avalanche activity of the night will gradually fade in the morning on the massifs of Mercantour and Haut-Var/Haut-Verdon with the end of the precipitation. Precipitation decreases this Monday morning. We recorded more than 100 mm of precipitation during the episode for the Mercantour and Haut-Var/Haut-Verdon massifs. Avalanches have been reported on certain road access points in the Alpes-Maritimes, including the access road to Isola 2000,” specifies Météo France this morning.

A kayaker still in demand

According to France 3 And the Popular of the Center, a kayaker was seen in difficulty on Saturday evening. Emergency services were alerted by witnesses around 4 p.m. yesterday in Aixe-sur-Vienne. After unsuccessful searches on ten kilometers of river, the device was lifted overnight and resumed on Sunday.

In the morning, the Haute-Vienne prefecture clarified that no one had reported the disappearance of this man and “none of the aforementioned witnesses saw the boat turn around”, reports TF1 info. However, the searches carried out by the gendarmerie continued this Monday morning, in an area now in decline and without particular vigilance. For the moment, searches “up to the border with Charente” by the gendarmerie, using a helicopter, remain in vain.