The French region of Aude has suffered from heavy rains that led to flooding. As reported by the French media, rivers overflowed – the water level in the river Od reached values that were observed more than 100 years.
It is reported portal Today.
Damaged roads. Damage was also caused to homes and office buildings. Photos from the scene of the emergency shows that affected many cars, the infrastructure in some places destroyed.
The number of flood victims in the South of France has reached 13 people. As noted earlier, the prefect of the Aude Department Alain Thirion, in connection with an emergency situation in the region opened a crisis centre hotline which can be contacted for any information.
“Many residents were trapped on the second floors of houses, morning, rescuers are unable to reach them due to flooded roads,” – said the prefect. According to him, “about 15 municipalities was in a very difficult situation.”
According to the state service of monitoring of floods Vigicrues, the current flood was the strongest in the Aude Department over the last almost 130 years. The local authorities decided to close all educational institutions. They are asking urban residents not to leave their homes and follow the recommendations of the emergency services.
On the morning of 15 October, the national meteorological service Meteo-France announced in Ode maximum level of anxiety in connection with the flood, caused by heavy rains. A dear flooded, access to the other closed due to fallen trees. Interrupted and the movement of trains.
In the South of France the penultimate level of meteorological danger introduced in six departments: Aveyron, Haute-Garonne, Hérault, tarn and the Garonne, the Eastern Pyrenees, the tarn.
We will remind, a powerful storm is raging in Portugal, where 27 persons were injured. Because of the disaster 325 thousand people were left without electricity, and damaged about 200 lines.