a person dies in Deux-Sèvres, his automobile swept right into a river | EUROtoday

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HASWhen, this Thursday on the finish of the day, the Louis despair retains 27 departments on orange alert, for violent winds and rain-flooding, a 52-year-old man died in Saint-Jean-de-Noisné in Deux-Sèvres, then that he was in his automobile. His automobile was swept away by the waters whereas the motorist tried to take the bridge which crosses the Chambon. “The vehicle was submerged by the Chambon, so it was a fatal traffic accident,” Parthenay sub-prefect Lucas Turgis instructed France Bleu.

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“The motorist entered a lane which was blocked to traffic”, Lucas Turgis, current on the scene of the tragedy, close to the Airaudières mill. “At that time, according to our information, the current was very strong. The motorist unfortunately could not be saved by the emergency services who came to remove the vehicle from the water. »

According to West France, the man was a farmer and resident of the town, highly esteemed by his fellow citizens, he was married and the father of two children, a teenage boy and a girl. He also lived very close to the river.

Météo-France calls for increased vigilance

Deux-Sèvres has been on orange alert for rain and flooding since Wednesday. Météo-France reminds that when an orange alert is in effect, numerous consequences are to be expected, such as power and communication interruptions likely to disrupt distribution networks for significant periods.

Other risks, such as damage to roofs and chimneys, must also be taken into account. Increased road caution is required due to falling tree branches and the possible deportation of vehicles.

“We will soon come out of this episode on the rain and flood part, however the risk of flooding continues since the effects of this rain risk producing overflows on the three main rivers of Deux-Sèvres: the Thouet, the Sèvre Niortaise and the Sèvre Nantaise,” warns Lucas Turgis.