Maine-et-Loire and Mayenne positioned on crimson alert by Météo-France | EUROtoday

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Pmost harshness for the inhabitants of Mayenne and Maine-et-Loire. Météo-France has positioned the 2 departments of Pays de la Loire on crimson alert because of a flood of the Oudon, this Thursday, June 20. This alert stage displays a direct and generalized risk to the protection of individuals and property.

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The overflowing of the watercourse is brought on by “new very rainy storms on saturated soils during the afternoon and evening of this Thursday”. Consequently, the 2 departments are additionally positioned on orange alert for “rain-flood” and thunderstorms.

The crimson warning for floods implies that very vital floods can happen even in areas that hardly ever flood. Traffic circumstances can grow to be “extremely difficult” on all street and rail networks. According to the Météo-France web site, the meteorological phenomenon is so violent that it’s able to overflowing, and even breaking dikes, and inflicting energy cuts.

Stay at house

In order to guard themselves as finest as doable, residents of Mayenne and Maine-et-Loire are invited to remain at house and search data from the authorities. It is strongly really useful to not take the automotive, even to choose up your kids after faculty.

The inhabitants is clearly required to maneuver away from waterways, low factors and bridges. If the water rises, it’s endorsed to take refuge upstairs and even, as a final resort, on the roof of your own home.

The Météo-France bulletin signifies that it’s doubtless that an extension of the “rain-flood” vigilance can be made at 4 p.m. this Thursday, when the forecasts are up to date.