Weather alert: Vienne and Indre-et-Loire kept on red alert for flooding, a man missing on Saturday evening

Météo France has placed Vienne and Indre-et-Loire on red alert for flooding.

Weather alert: Vienne and Indre-et-Loire kept on red alert for flooding, a man missing on Saturday evening

Météo France has placed Vienne and Indre-et-Loire on red alert for flooding. Four others are kept on orange alert. This Sunday, the Minister of the Interior announced that a kayaker had disappeared.

This Easter weekend could be marked by a hundred-year flood, the level of which approaches that observed in 1913, in Indre-et-Loire. The department placed on red alert on Saturday March 30 and maintained this Sunday should experience the peak of the Creuse flood at Descartes, at 11 a.m., with 7:05. According to the prefecture, “several areas were affected by overflows, leading to traffic cuts on certain roads,” it said in a press release, specifying that 150 homes were without electricity.

On BFMTV, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, indicated that more than 500 firefighters were mobilized to avoid tragedies. He nevertheless mentioned the disappearance of a person in Haute-Vienne. 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 during the night and resumed this Sunday. This morning, the Haute-Vienne prefecture clarified that no one is missing at this time. No relative reported a kayaker who did not return and none of the aforementioned witnesses saw the boat turn over, reports TF1 info.

Gérald Darmanin calls on citizens to “remain attentive to civil security messages” which have “proven their worth”.

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