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Pyou continue to have some respite. The departments of Mayenne and Maine-et-Loire have been positioned on pink alert till Friday resulting from “exceptional overflows” of the Oudon, notably in Craon (Mayenne) the place the river flooded the town middle, far exceeding its historic degree of 1996.

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In the city middle of Craon, 4,500 inhabitants, a number of streets have been flooded on the peak of the flood at noon, with water rising waist-deep in locations. “In my garden, there is more than a meter of water. My cellar is completely submerged. Inside, (the water) also rose, I raised all the furniture,” says Claude Gilet, 70 years previous, rubber boots on his ft.

The rescuers, pushing a yellow canoe, went to fulfill the residents who didn’t want to evacuate. A firefighter displays the world utilizing a drone. “Since I have lived here in 1948, I have never seen this,” assures Henri Robert, 78 years previous. “When I left around noon, I had a table floating in the garden and more than 20 cm of water in the house.” He was not allowed to return there upon his return.

The Oudon, the one river in Mayenne and Maine-et-Loire to be affected by the pink flood alert, reached a degree of three.25 meters firstly of the afternoon in Craon, properly past the the “historic flood” of 1996 (2.86 m), in accordance with Vigicrues which stories “exceptional overflows” of the watercourse.

Christophe Béchu on web site this Friday

The decline started initially of the afternoon and the extent of the Oudon had fallen to round 3 meters by mid-evening, in accordance with the Mayenne prefecture. However, heavy rainfall continues to be anticipated by Friday, “could cause new reactions on the course of the Oudon”, warns Météo-France. According to a press launch from Craon city corridor, 115 houses – or 350 inhabitants – are positioned within the space affected by the floods.

The Minister of Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu, will go to the positioning on Friday morning, particularly to fulfill the victims and the emergency providers and go to the affected areas, in accordance with a press launch from his providers.

In Craon, a group corridor was opened to accommodate folks pressured to go away their houses through the flood. In Cossé-le-Vivien, in Mayenne, some 182 mm of water fell in 36 hours, the equal of three months of precipitation, in accordance with Météo France.

“Heavy stormy precipitation”

Vigicrues additionally warns of “significant overflows” on the Arnon, a river positioned below orange vigilance and which has its supply within the Creuse.

For Friday, Météo France retains Mayenne and Maine-et-Loire in pink for floods and locations 12 different departments on orange alert for rain-floods, storms or floods, primarily within the Center-West in addition to in Isère, Savoie and Hautes -Alps.

“The heavy stormy precipitation will give accumulations between 30 and 50 mm with locally 80 mm and potentially peaks approaching 100 mm very locally in the departments placed on orange vigilance,” warns Météo-France. “It cannot be ruled out that these values ​​will also be reached in neighboring departments placed on Yellow alert,” provides the group.

The Nièvre division additionally suffered heavy rain through the night time from Wednesday to Thursday, with round forty roads minimize. Hail fell on Beaujolais, with out inflicting important harm in accordance with Inter Beaujolais, an inter-professional physique. “It destroyed part of the harvest […] but there will still be enough to make wine,” Benjamin Passot, winegrower in Vauxrenard, informed AFP, preferring to see the glass half full.