Savoie: A 9 Year Old Girl Swept Away by an Avalanche on a Green Track

On Tuesday afternoon, an avalanche broke out on a green track at Valmeinier, in Savoie, sweeping away a girl. She was rescued by her ski boot. The Savoie is facing a very high risk of avalanches. Tuesday 9th January , the tragedy could have been so much worse, reports the Dauphine Libere . In the afternoon, a snow slide  of 20 meters wide and …

Savoie: Lifting the Red Alert for Avalanches

Following an “exceptional” snow, Savoie had been placed on red alert Avalanche, Monday, January 8. Vigilance was lifted, but remain cautious. The red alert for avalanches , which was the Savoie since Monday was lifted on Tuesday morning but the department is maintained in amber alert. Two other Alpine departments are also affected by avalanches: the Hautes-Alpes and Alpes-Maritimes, France Weather said in …

Eleanor Storm Washed Away, a Fireman in Savoy

A volunteer firefighter was missing Thursday 4th January, 2018 at Détrier (Savoy). He was swept away while trying to rescue a family. A volunteer firefighter was missing , Thursday, January 4, 2018, after being swept away by the river’s Breda, in the town of Détrier (Savoy) . The incident occurred while the firefighter was trying with other colleagues to rescue a …

Snow: Big Mess on the Roads in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Friday morning, with heavy snow in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region have created great difficulties of movement, especially on the motorway network. With snowfall in several departments of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, causing many traffic problems on Friday morning, especially on highways where heavy truck traffic was prohibited in places. The flakes disrupted traffic in Isère and Savoie, on the A43 motorway between Bourgoin …

More and More Jobs: Normandy, Second Most Dynamic Region of France

According to the barometer of employment of RegionsJob group, the recovery in employment is here and Normandy is one of the most dynamic regions in the third quarter 2017. With a 59% increase in the number of jobs compared with the previous quarter, the Normandy is placed second in the ranking of the most dynamic regions in the third …

Two Accidents in One Place in Drôme: Four Dead and Six Wounded

ROAD ACCIDENT: Two accidents between Romans-sur-Isère and Valence (Drôme), five hours apart, killed four people and wounded six in the night from Friday to Saturday. Terrible night on the Drôme roads. As in little more than five hours, four men from 28 to 54 were killed in two accidents that occurred on the highway between Romans-sur-Isère and Valencia, reports France Bleu. Nuit …

Flu: Pharmacists Allowed to Vaccinate in Two Regions

In Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Nouvelle-Aquitaine, some pharmacists will now be able to vaccinate their customers against the flu. Pharmacists in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and Nouvelle-Aquitaine are allowed on an experimental basis to proceed to vaccinations against flu, sets a decree published in the Official Journal (OJ). The measure, included in the last budget law for Social Security, allows …

Still 45,000 Homes without Electricity after the Passage of the Storm Zeus

WEATHER: 25,000 customers were without power in Brittany and 13,000 in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes … The storm Zeus passed France early in the week, but the damage it has caused is still not all repaired. No fewer than 45,000 homes were still without power on Wednesday at midday, mainly Brittany and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, according to a new assessment of …