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La tempête Philippe moves away from Guadeloupe, red vigilance lifted

Red vigilance has been implemented. downgraded to orange level in Guadeloupe after the passage of storm Philippe, this Tuesday, October 3. Some bad weather persists but becomes less violent.

The peak of storm Philippe has passed and red vigilance lifted in Guadeloupe. The island still remains at the orange alert level for heavy rain and thunderstorms this Tuesday, October 3, the bad weather, although less violent, continues to affect the archipelago. These could last until Wednesday evening according to the forecasts from Météo France but should weaken hour by hour.

It's Monday night at Tuesday and until mid-morning local time (i.e. 3 p.m. in Paris) that torrential rains and storms fell on the island. The bad weather will now become less violent but will continue like this, "weak and stable rains have settled over the archipelago" specifies Météo France in its latest bulletin. On the coasts of Guadeloupe, the time also remains at the same time. vigilance because if the storm goes north it “degrades sea conditions both in the Atlantic and in the Caribbean Sea”. Moreover, the yellow vigilance for waves-submersion and violent winds is still in force.

Uninterrupted torrential rains

"torrential and stormy rains" fell in Guadeloupe on the evening of Monday October 2 (local time, around 1 am in Paris) until the morning of Tuesday October 3. Past By mid-morning, the bad weather had calmed down but “stormy rains were still present” for the next few hours" warns the meteorological agency. She adds that a "significant improvement in precipitation is expected" from the afternoon of Tuesday. However, "cumulations of around 50" 80 mm in 3 hours or more locally are still at risk. fear".

Over the last 24 hours and after the peak of the stormy episode in Guadeloupe, significant amounts of water fell: 373 mm at Old Fort, 234 mm to Baillif, 205 mm to Gourbeyre, 200 mm to Saint Claude Matouba, 195 mm to Saint Claude House of the Volcano, 148 mm Old Inhabitant; 130 mm to Petit Bourg Providence or 118 mm to Casperre Belle Eau de Bois Debout for the most submerged cities.

The wind is also gradually weakening, but still blows unusually from the south-southwest direction. 30/40 km/h in exposed areas of the island and on the coasts. A few gusts in the air 70/80 km/h can still occur with showers. Under the effect of wind, the sea remains rough and “surges and localized submersions are possible”. “plan”.

Schools closed and roads cut

After the placement on red alert for heavy rains and thunderstorms, the prefecture of Guadeloupe announced the closure of all educational establishments on the island for the day of Tuesday October 3. In its press release, the authority also indicates that the departmental operational center, that is to say the crisis unit, has been closed. implemented.

Traffic on the roads of Guadeloupe has been reduced. disrupted from the first hours of the red vigilance under the influence of the torrential rains. Some routes have since been closed. cut off by landslides or falling trees according to the Routes de Guadeloupe organization and many others have been destroyed. flooded.

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