🔴 1 département en Rouge
🔶 6 départements en Orange pic.twitter.com/XICbOsVFLo
— VigiMétéoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) November 7, 2023
Five other western departments are also on orange alert in the face of the risk of flooding after the passage of storm Domingos last weekend and while a new depression approaches from the southwest. Deux-Sévres, Charente-Maritime, Charente, Gironde and Dordogne are affected by the alerts.
Seven injured and hundreds of interventions
Seven people were killed. injured in Pas-de-Calais and the North since the start of the floods and floods, the Ministry of the Interior announced on X (former Twitter). Gérald Darmanin also specifies hundreds of rescuer interventions took place during the night. For future interventions, more than 1,500 firefighters are mobilized.
The FR-Alert system has been implemented. triggered and everyone in the area received a message asking them to get to safety. and communicating the safety measures to them. in case of flooding. Residents must take refuge at heights, cut off water, gas and electricity. and cancel all trips.
"The water level may still rise" in Pas-de-Calais
With the "exceptional" of the Liane and the Aa and the "significant" of the Hem – this last watercourse had already been destroyed. overwhelmed after the passage of storm Ciaran on November 2 and 3 -, numerous floods are underway in Pas-de-Calais. The situation is "very very difficult" worries the vice-president of the Hauts-de-France region in charge of mobility, transport infrastructure and ports, Franck Dhersin. The elected official also warns that "the water level risks further rising", this Tuesday, November 7 on Franceinfo.
🔴 Dans le Pas-de-Calais, la Liane rejoint l'Aa en vigilance ROUGE en raison des crues majeures en cours. Il a encore beaucoup plu sur la zone depuis lundi soir. 🌧 (© Vigicrues) pic.twitter.com/ny7qy6QDnm
— Météo Express (@MeteoExpress) November 7, 2023
Floods and mudslides lead to the closure of several roads. They are also at your disposal. the origin of power outages which are already affecting thousands of people. Damage is also reported in homes and businesses.