Saturday, January 28, 2017

Weather : the Aude and the Herault on alert after heavy rains – The Parisian

rain storms occur on the Hérault river, while floods are underway on the low plains of the Aude. The situation has however improved over the Pyrenees-Orientales.

L‘orange alert rain-floods, was lifted Saturday morning in the Pyrénées-Orientales and the Aude river by Météo-France, but still maintained in the Hérault, at least up to Saturday, 16 hours. In addition, the Aude rest in vigilance raw.

“Of rain, sometimes moderate to strong enough, will continue to affect the Hérault department in the day of Saturday”, warns Météo France. “They will, however, tend to falter in the course of the afternoon,” adds the agency, providing “totals an additional 20 to 30 mm, locally 40 to 60 mm”. In addition, “some rains are still on the Aude, but they no longer have a character of special concern.”

Since Friday after-noon, on an axis ranging from Port Vendres (66) Saint Pons de Thomières (34), it is dropped from the order 100 to 200 mm, from time to time 200 to 300 mm to the height of Olonzac and Lézignan-Corbières.

The town of Olonzac (Hérault) has been affected by flood during the night of Friday to Saturday. In total, 17 people were put in the shelter, 95 houses affected and 25 businesses inundated, according to the prefecture of the Hérault, which indicates that the phase of recession is in progress.


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