Friday, January 28

Floods: the Nord and Pas-de-Calais in orange vigilance, residents evacuated

The Pas-de-Calais department was maintained on Sunday afternoon in orange vigilance for “flooding” indicated Météo France, with in particular the flood of the Lys. The Nord department is also placed in orange vigilance.

The Pas-de-Calais department had been placed on orange vigilance on Sunday morning. Firefighters evacuated Sunday residents in the North, affected by heavy rainfall and in turn placed on an orange alert “flooding” by Météo-France after the neighboring Pas-de-Calais, with “significant floods” reported on the Lys basin.

At the beginning of the afternoon, 60 people had been evacuated from 20 homes in the town of Arneke, and were gathered in a communal room, said the firefighters of the North.

“At present, in a northern flow, showers continue to water the basins in vigilance and more particularly the basins of the Lys and its tributaries already giving significant accumulations. The intensity of the rains could be significant and will continue at least until the middle of the night from this Sunday to Monday, ”specifies the Vigicrues site.

It is added that “new precipitation is expected until the middle of the night from this Sunday to Monday and could cause the levels to rise again”.

Under these conditions, “significant flooding is possible” which could affect traffic conditions, the electricity supply or submerge the dikes, recalls the site.

Eleven departments are also maintained until Monday in vigilance orange snow and ice, said Météo France. These are Ain, Isère, Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Corrèze, Creuse, Puy-de-Dôme, Ariège, Haute-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes- Pyrenees.

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