President Francois Hollande on Wednesday at 8.45am will chair a ministerial meeting on “the implementation of the cold plan”, announced the Elysee this Tuesday. In anticipation of the cold, the government set up a “daily monitoring” to anticipate needs. A “daily needs assessment” to be established by the prefects.
While the cold spell that gripped France will intensify on Wednesday, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve will attend this meeting, which will also take place in the presence of Ministers of the Environment and Energy, Housing, social Affairs and Interior, Segolene Royal, Emmanuelle Cosse, Marisol Touraine, and Bruno Le Roux.
The crisp, dry air across France and from Central Europe arrives through the Northeast, generating temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees below normal for the season, according to Météo-France . This cold wave will extend westward on Wednesday.
Increased patrols for the homeless
In anticipation of the cold, the government has implemented a “daily monitoring” to anticipate needs. A “daily needs assessment” to be established by the prefects.
In Île-de-France, the cold plan is activated from the end of last week and reached Level 2, “dark blue” on Monday morning, that is to say it corresponds to temperatures between -10 ° and -18 °, according to the regional prefecture.
This level 2 provides, in addition to increasing patrols to aid the homeless, an increase in open accommodation places (348 in Ile-de-France) and the meeting of a crisis every day. In Île-de-France, “was seven days of cold plan to come” , assured a prefectural source told AFP.