WEATHER: Two kayakers who were also missing, were found Wednesday morning …
The search has resumed early Wednesday morning. One person is still missing in Haute-Loire, after violent storms that hit on Tuesday evening in the Haute-Loire department.
The driver of a tractor aged 27
The scope of the person missing is the driver of a tractor, aged 27 years old, washed away in Brignon on Tuesday night. He indicated a way for firefighters to rescue a resident when the ground collapsed, said the mayor of Brignon Jerome Bay on BFMTV. Two kayakers who were also missing, were found on Wednesday morning.
One hundred and fifty people were safely placed in two cities south of the department, also said the prefect. In total, firefighters have made more than one hundred interventions.
Torrents of water
Haute-Loire was placed Tuesday in amber alert because of violent storms. The rains, which began in the afternoon, continued all night.
“There has been 170 mm in one hour. This phenomenon is a sudden, violent, extremely important that resulted in flooding, since the vehicles were even washed away. Traffic was cut on the N88 and the Loire is in flood, “said on RTL the Haute-Loire prefect.