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Storms and Floods: 38 Departments in Orange Alert

38 departments are on orange alert for storms and floods this Monday. Intense rainfall is expected in the northern half of the country until the next night.

38 departments , mainly in northern France, run Monday the risk of violent thunderstorms , or even floods or flood after a weekend where lightning and heavy rains hit again, including the Gers and Moselle.

Rains and thunderstorms were Monday morning concentrated on a broad band of Poitou-Charentes to the south-east of the Paris region .

According to the latest bulletin of Météo-France published at 4pm, the Southwest (Landes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrénées) was partly placed in vigilance. The alert was however raised in Cher and Indre.

“A rainy and stormy band was organized from Poitou-Charente to the south-east of the Paris region. It approaches the Pays de la Loire, intensity of about 30 mm in 1 hour are observed.”

 

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