Weather alert: one department on red alert and eleven in orange for floods

Indre-et-Loire is kept on red alert for floods this Monday, April 1, 2024.

Weather alert: one department on red alert and eleven in orange for floods

Indre-et-Loire is kept on red alert for floods this Monday, April 1, 2024. Eleven other departments have been placed on orange alert.

This Monday morning, one department is still on "absolute vigilance" for flooding, this is Indre-et-Loire according to the latest Météo France bulletin, published at 8:20 a.m. Eleven departments have been placed on orange vigilance, Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, Charente-Maritime, Charente, Gironde, Dordogne, Vaucluse, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Alpes-Maritimes. Sunday evening, “the accelerated procedure for recognizing the state of natural disaster” in Haute-Vienne, Vienne and Indre-et-Loire was launched, announced Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin.

On the other hand, "the avalanche activity of the night will gradually fade in the morning on the Mercantour and Haut-Var/Haut-Verdon massifs with the end of the precipitation. The precipitation decreases this Monday morning. We note more than 100 mm of precipitation over the episode for the Mercantour and Haut-Var/Haut-Verdon massifs. Avalanches were reported on certain road accesses in the Alpes-Maritimes including the access road to Isola 2000" specifies Météo France this morning .

According to France 3 and Le Populaire du 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.

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