The Gard and the Aude river, neighboring departments, have been placed in vigilance orange ” heavy rainfall “, the Aveyron for “rain-flooding” and ” flood “.
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It is also in this area that has focused the majority of interventions of the fire brigade : some 150 interventions – for the most part put in safety, in particular, of persons living in caravan – between the triggering of the alert, and 1: 30.
In the evening of Thursday, the fire department of the Herault were pleased to have had ” some meaningful interventions to make and no injuries to report because prevention has worked “. They remain, however, ” very vigilant “ facing, in particular the upcoming arrival of the new rains of high intensity on the area of Montpellier during the night.
Over 24 hours, the highest values of accumulated rainfall continue to be observed on the Hérault, with from 150 to 250 mm, approximately half of the department. The Gard and the Aude, bordering departments of the Herault, has been placed in vigilance orange ” heavy rainfall “. The Aveyron remains also in vigilance orange for the rains-floods and flash floods.
On the coast of the Hérault and the Aude, the winds should stay strong and generate very high waves, which lead to a raising significant sea level, causing flooding on the lower parts, or vulnerable to, the coast.
because of these elements, ” classes are suspended in schools, colleges, and high schools for the entire day of Friday, “, said the prefecture héraultaise in a press release. Friday will be the second consecutive day that the students of the department will be deprived of an education, but unlike Thursday, ” no home will not be assured to avoid any displacement of pupils, families and staff “.
” The residents will be confined in their establishment, supervised by the staff present for the entire duration of the alert “, has added the prefecture. the ” On the eve of this weekend, they return home will be insured when the red alert will be raised “.
In the Gard département, the prefect Didier Lauga has called for caution and prudence, and has also suspended the transportation to and from school on Friday. the ” The schools, colleges, and high schools will remain open, and will welcome students who would eventually “, he says in a press release. Same scenario in the Aude, for 35 municipalities in the east of the department, said the prefect in a press release. For the sectors concerned, ” it is asked that parents keep their child at home and limit their movements “.