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Weekend Reads Gard: Two people missing after the heavy rains

21:05  14 september  2021
21:05  14 september  2021 Source:   parismatch.com

thunderstorms and floods. Damage, victims, evolution ... What is the situation in the southeast?

 thunderstorms and floods. Damage, victims, evolution ... What is the situation in the southeast? © Sylvain Thomas / AFP Vehicles on the A9 motorway, in the Gard, Tuesday, September 14th. The south-east of France is affected by significant thunderstorms since Tuesday, September 14th. We take stock of the situation in the sector on Wednesday, September 15th. Since Tuesday, September 14, the south-east of the France , is touched by violent thunderstorms that caused many floods , especially in the Gard .

Two people are sought on the municipalities of Aigues-Vives and Uchaud (Gard) after the department has been touched by torrential rains.

  Gard: deux personnes disparues après les fortes pluies © Reuters

Two people are sought after Tuesday in the Gard, department affected by heavy rains in the middle of the day and temporarily placed on red vigilance by Weather France , said the prefecture in a statement. The research is located on the municipalities of Aigues-Vives and Uchaud, west of Nîmes, specified the prefecture.

On the other hand, a person was struck down and slightly injured in a Vergèze Perrier factory, between Nîmes and Montpellier, and supported by help.

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 Weather: After the bad weather in Agen, what to expect in the coming days? © Philippe Lopez / AFP Rains of an unprecedented scale fell on Wednesday's night on Thursday, causing floods. Fortunately, no victim is to be deplored, but the episode surprised the inhabitants. In "Europe Midi", the forecaster of Meteo France Patrick Galois announces new thunderstorms in the region. never seen in a few hours. In one evening, the equivalent of two months of rainfall fell on the city of Agen, in Lot-et-Garonne, causing floods in part of the city.

The stormy episode, which hit hard part of the Gard Tuesday morning, was in the process of improvement in the afternoon, according to Weather-France and the prefecture, according to which "new rains of less intensity are expected. For the beginning of the evening ".

800 firefighters deployed

For 14:00, the Gard department, placed very briefly on red alert to thunderstorms and rainfall, has been downgraded into yellow vigilance for thunderstorms and rainfall and orange vigilance for floods.

"The 800 firefighters pursue their operations for the safety of people in the department," said the prefecture.

The A9 motorway remains closed and many roads are impacted by this episode. Traffic trains between Nîmes and Montpellier should remain interrupted until the beginning of the evening, said the prefecture.

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