October 20, 2021

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Floods in France: At least 7 people drowned, 8 departments “storm” awareness

Sudden heavy rain is expected in many areas.

H.Eight departments were placed on orange alert on Wednesday afternoon for the risk of thunderstorms and floods, with Meto-France forecasting the end of the rain-storm chapter at 2am this Thursday.

It is mainly monitoring the Rh -ne-Alpes-Auvergne area at 4:00 pm, followed by Ain, Savoy and Hot-Savoy and Artech, Trom, Isare, France. Herald and Kart.

“Occasional thunderstorms affect large parts of the south of the country. The late summer rain-storm episode was “not the exception to the season”.

Nevertheless, the system underscores the possibility of “significant rainfall in the short term.”

In the Artech, Trom and Iser, 50 to 80 mm of accumulation is expected in a few hours, reaching 70 to 100/120 mm by Thursday morning.

“The risk of significant thunderstorms in the Kart plain fades until the end of the afternoon,” Meto-France added, forecasting “80 to 100 mm” of heavy rain in two areas.

At least 7 people drowned

According to BFM TV, five people bathed in Bouches-du-Rhône and Haurault.

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