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Unheard of in 76 years in this department, the weather is getting wild

This Sunday, precipitation of rare intensity fell on this department. No less than 70 interventions linked to floods were reported recorded by firefighters.

A real deluge. The Lyon region experienced an unprecedented rainy episode this Sunday, April 28, 2024. Student 86.7 mm since yesterday evening including 62.4 mm this Sunday, from 8 a.m. & 5 p.m.: this is a daily rain record for the month of April, the old record was 55.9 mm on April 22, 1948' ;quot; indicated La Chaine Météo this Sunday on its X account (formerly Twitter). In total, the equivalent of a month and a half of rain fell. in the Lyon basin this Sunday. 

A train derails between Firminy and Lyon Perrache

The Rhône firefighters had no less than 70 interventions linked to the fire. floods. The A47 motorway between Lyon and Saint-Etienne has been closed. cut é traffic à height of Givors. At the same time, à Irigny, the Vernières stream has burst its banks, transforming the streets into torrents. A landslide even occurred and a family had to survive. evacuate your home. Finally, a TER which was traveling between Firminy in the Loire and the Gare de Lyon Perrache derailed. No victims are at risk. deplore. According to Lyon Météo, more than 100 mm  of rain have fallen on the urban area since Sunday morning.& nbsp;

"The stream passedé over a bridge"

Several rivers are affected by these floods. "Marked precipitation" have been é observed concerning the Gier, placed on yellow flood alert, indicates Vigicrues. Precipitation which causes a rise in river levels. "In the town of Loreto, où passes the watercourse, the flow éwas impressive" indicates BFMTV. "Same observation à Simandres, where the stream passed by over a bridge. This Monday, April 29, 2024, the intensity The rains are forecast to be lighter and the situation should improve from the east, as the day goes on.

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