seven departments on orange alert for floods or rain-flooding | EUROtoday

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Uan evening which guarantees to be tough in sure locations in France. In its newest bulletin, Météo-France positioned 9 departments on orange vigilance. Gironde, Charente-Maritime and Gard are affected by the danger of flooding. The Loire and Haute-Loire are on wind orange vigilance. Ardèche and Var for floods and rain-flood, Lozère for rain-flood. The Alpes-Maritimes are affected by dangers of rain-flooding and in addition avalanches.

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The wet episode happens whereas “the soils have been saturated in recent weeks”, in response to the meteorological institute. “The expected accumulations in the Ardèche Cévennes will be between 150 and 250 millimeters. »

End of episode Sunday

Accumulations could still exceed 100 mm in places in the Var and Alpes-Maritimes departments “and locally more”, warns Météo-France. In the Alpes-Maritimes for instance, these “predicted accumulations may represent the equivalent of more than a month of precipitation” ordinary in March. The southeast wind will blow strongly within the southeast quarter, with gusts of 70/80 km/h basically, or much more on the hills. “This episode will end on Sunday morning,” writes Météo-France in its vigilance bulletin.