<- Hard dé e: 0.032447099685669 sec -> The people are warned and asked to stay home. The protests have largely been canceled, the markets also awaiting thundershowers that may befall now six departments of southern France in the late morning. In its latest bulletin, Météo France holds the threshold for red vigilance Gard and Herault, due to a “rain-storm episode assets outstanding.”
The forecasts are pessimistic: 100 to 200 mm of rain over a significant area of the three departments-Gard Hérault Lozère and the order of 200-300 mm on an axis of the Cevennes (Espinouse Cevennes … ), which is therefore in the light rain that had already fallen in the preceding days
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10:25. The sky again threatens the Cevennes. According to social networks, the sky becomes threatening Lodeve where heavy rains fell in the night.
10 hours. And six. Weather France establishes a new ballot, placing the Tarn and Aveyron orange alert for floods. On rivers placed in amber alert descendant of the Cevennes and their foothills, including upstream Herault, Keep, Ceze and Ardeche, who reacted sharply after the previous rain event, strong reactions are expected in view of totals provided on this sector, says France Weather in its updated form.
In the Languedoc, the upstream Orb, Lez, upstream of the Lot and Tarn and Dourdou – Sorgue -. Rance require sustained attention, given rollups also expected
9:50. VIDEO. Significant resources mobilized.
9:35. Customers are mobilizing. On the Mediterranean Alert Facebook page, web users specify the rains resumed in Laroque while black storms accumulate over Marsillargues.
9:10 . The rains come from the west The precipitation radar images in the south show the evolution of 7:30 to 9:00.
9 hours. Numerous thunderstorms northeast of Herault. Between 7:00 and 9:00, lightning has focused on Le Vigan, and Sumene Valleraugue, according Lightning maps.
8:00. Crisis enabled in Herault. The prefecture of the Hérault its active crisis and re-invite people to prevent movement. “We prefer to be proactive,” says Frederic Loiseau, director of the office of the Prefect on the antenna of France Bleu Hérault.
7:50. Firefighters in number. More than 750 men, firefighters and members of civil security, remain mobilized with six helicopters on alert.
7:45. For the moment it happens. When asked about France Bleu Hérault, Aude, a liberal nurse makes his rounds in the area of Castelnau. “The wind rises and accelerates the movement of the clouds, it rains a bit, but for now it happens,” she was reassured. In Montpellier, these are all markets and events that have been canceled for this Sunday.
On Saturday was relatively quiet, allowing men to rest and to be revised materials. In total in the Gard, since Thursday night, firefighters made over 640 interventions and more than 500 people were rescued, according to the Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve.
7:21. An alert user. “It rains a lot on areas of Bedarieux, Lodeve, Ganges and Le Vigan. And it starts with a lot of wind in Sète, “warns a user on Twitter.
7:10. Than water. The radar images of rainfall in southern illustrate the bag installed above reliefs, whose water may then descend to the plains. Note the increasing intensity between 5:15 ET 7:00 Sunday morning.
6:10. First heavy rains. After a relatively quiet night, precipitation came from the north in the Hérault Sunday shortly after 6:00 and they approach the Montpellier area, according to fire department. The thunderstorms began to hit all the axis relief Espinouse “intensities of the order of several tens of millimeters per hour,” says Weather France. The Cevennes Gard and Lozère relief of the border begin to know these thunderstorms. The precipitation is expected for the first time in the late morning and in the afternoon throughout the region.
6:00. Storms arrive. The first storms hit the north of the Hérault, the Tarn, Aveyron and Lozère. On the map of Lightningmaps which identifies lightning strikes identified by sensors, we see that the Cevennes chain is very active.
5:00. Relief hard at work. “We are always grounded arms, ready to weather the storm,” which is expected Sunday morning, summed AFP Commander William, the CODIS du Gard which men have so far made no intervention. “We are in a waiting situation,” summarized Cathy Dannino, deputy chief in the communications department of the Regional Inter-prefecture region Languedoc-Roussillon.
VIDEO. Bagnols-sur-Ceze is on guard
Earlier in the night. The pretty stone bridge of Laute at Cailar, which spans the Istre, collapsed.
Why does it rain so much in this area
Over the period from September 1 to October 9, Herault had four intense days which dumped more than 200 mm of rain in one day (September 16-17, September 29 and October 6), Gard one day (September 17) . The explanation is as much about the unique geography of the region, with the coast of Languedoc and the Cévennes to a large low pressure system located over the Atlantic. This facilitates raising the France of warm air masses, very moist and unstable from the Mediterranean The Mediterranean is hot asses right now, the maritime air masses are particularly loaded with water vapor. Arriving at the Cevennes, the warm, moist air collides with dry air masses and cooler. Resulting intense, sustained and sometimes steady rain.
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