Sunday, January 16

Floods: eight departments in the southwest maintained in orange vigilance

While the red alert was lifted in the South-West at the end of the day on Monday, eight departments remain on orange flood alert.

After more than forty-eight hours of heavy weather, Météo France confirmed this Tuesday morning that the phenomenon which affected the South-West reduced in intensity, but maintained vigilance.

In detail, seven departments remained in orange vigilance: Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. The Gironde joins this list, bringing the total of the departments concerned to eight.

The state of alert for avalanche risk has on the other hand been lifted in Ariège, Andorra and in the Pyrénées-Orientales.

As reported, heavy rains continued through last night. This Tuesday, “a gradual shift of the disturbance to the west”, however, made it possible to mitigate the bad weather.

In Toulouse, the Garonne came out of its bed inundating the banks, just like the Adour, in Hautes-Pyrénées, which inundated the banks of Tarbes.

The heavy rains even led to a postponement of a football match between Toulouse and Nancy for the twentieth day of Ligue 2.

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