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Storm Monica: five dead, three people missing and still five departments on alert

Storm Monica has passed, but the weather is still on alert in five departments for floods. The toll from the bad weather shows five deaths and several people are still being sought.

Storm Monica has passed, but the consequences of the depression are still visible. Five departments remain placed on orange flood alert this Tuesday, March 12 due to the rise in rivers according to Météo France: it These are Charente-Maritime, Gironde, Pyr&nées-Atlantiques, Puy-de-Dôme and Yonne. If the trend is rather ôagrave; the decline across the entire territory according to the morning report from Vigicrues, these territories remain at risk. risk.

In Yonne and Puy-de-Dôme "floods are in progress in the upstream sectors of the sections placed on orange alert, the peaks being reached or about to be reached in the more downstream parts. But “on the Atlantic coast, the tidal coefficients are very high this Tuesday morning. Overflows are expected in the estuaries at the next high tide" specifies the meteorological agency. And in the southwest, vigilance is also required for inland watercourses. cause of the "rise in levels" rivers. Orange and flood alerts should be maintained until the end of the year. tomorrow according to Météo France forecasts.

Five dead and several missing after storm Monica

At least five people have lost their lives during Storm Monica since last Saturday. But the results remain &agrav; This stage is still provisional, with three people still being actively sought. Among them are two children aged 4 and 13 who disappeared in Gard. While the father of the family was also brought to justice. disappeared, a body that could correspond to à the description of the man has been confirmed. found Monday morning. The family had disappeared in the Dions sector, during the night of Saturday à Sunday, while she was returning home after dinner, relays Le Parisien. The mother of the family managed to achieve this. escape after the vehicle has been crashed. carried away by the river, during its passage over a submersible bridge, which was, it seems, not closed. &agrav; traffic.

The third person sought is a young woman who could have been carried away in the same accident as the one which cost life &agrav; an 87-year-old man, whose body was destroyed discovered this Monday in Hérault, & proximity of the commune of Pézenas. The man's vehicle was also damaged. found on the spot. It was flooded, the H'Hérault prefecture said. On Sunday, the bodies of three victims had already been found. été discovered in the Gard. The people who died had been carried away by water while trying to cross submersible bridges.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116