L ‘orange alert rain-flood indicated Friday evening by Météo France has lifted this Saturday, January 28, in the Pyrénées-Orientales and Hérault. At 17: 00 this Saturday, the alert has also been raised in the Aude.
The orange alert rain-flood was lifted Saturday afternoon around 15: 30 in the Herault, has announced Météo-France, so that a danger of flooding persists in a part of the Aude, for a time maintained in vigilance orange flood, according to the specialized site Vigicrues. “On the Hérault river, the precipitation is currently low to moderate. The heaviest rains supported occur according to an axis Agde-Lodève (15 to 30 mm over the last 6 hours),” said Météo-France in a bulletin. At 17 h, the Aude department is also crossed by vigilance yellow.
“Since the beginning of the event, the highest totals relate to the western edge of the Hérault département, to the west of a line from Olargues-Saint Chinian: 100 to 200 mm, locally near 250 mm. Also, the quantities are much smaller: 20 mm to 50 mm”, according to this bulletin.
the End of the alert in the Hérault department
In its bulletin of 10 hours this Saturday morning, Météo France had announced that “on the Eastern Pyrenees, the precipitation had significantly weakened in” : the orange alert rain-flood indicated yesterday (Friday 27 January) in the evening had been lifted in the morning and the department was spent in vigilance yellow.
for A time maintained in the department of Hérault, where precipitation is high with heavy rain were still expected throughout the day, the vigilance has now been lifted.
Since Friday afternoon, between the southern coast of the Eastern Pyrenees, the Corbières, the Minervois and the mountains of l’espinouse, it had already fallen from 150 to 250 mm, locally more than 280 mm. Between the late night of Friday to Saturday and Saturday afternoon, we are still waiting on these areas 10 to 30 mm in general, up to locally 60 mm on the Hérault river.
The town of Olonzac flooded, 17 people evacuated
The town of Olonzac in the Herault has been affected by flood during the night of Friday to Saturday, requiring the evacuation of seventeen people. In total, 95 homes were affected and 25 businesses inundated, according to the prefecture of the Hérault, which indicates that the phase of recession is in progress.
The flooding has occurred following the overflow of the three rivers which confluence in the village of Olonzac, situated forty miles north-west of Béziers. Twenty interventions of firefighters took place.