Storm Ana Comes to France, 32 Departments on Orange Alert

Storm Ana on the Charente and Vendée coast, snow on the Alps and the north, rainfall and flooding risk on the Southeast: 32 departments in orange alert. High winds, heavy rainfall, avalanches, ice or flooding waves thirty-two departments were placed in Orange alert  on Monday morning, especially in the north where strong winds have knocked out power 20,000 …

High Fire Risk in Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard and Corsica this Weekend

The prefectures of Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard and Corsica predict a high fire risk all weekend while high winds are expected, in a context of persistent drought. In the Bouches-du-Rhône, where wind gusts up to 100 km/h are expected from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, the prefecture has issued an exceptional prohibition order burning until to November …

Weather: This First Weekend of Autumn more like Summer

Temperatures again become almost summer in bright sunshine. This first autumn weekend will feel like summer over much of the country according to the forecasts. Forget the gloom and rain of the season. The first autumn weekend will be more like summer over much of France. The weather looks mostly sunny this afternoon although some stratus will drag …

New Fires Rage in Corsica

An intense fire is underway in Corsica in the towns of Ogliastro and Olcani. It started in the night of Thursday to Friday 11th August and its progression is rapid according to local sources. According to Mayor of Ogliastro, Jean Toussaint Morganti, the fire would have left his town around midnight at a place called …

Corsica: Ajaccio Fires Start in the Back Country

FIRES: The fires in Corsica are losing progression towards housing … New fires are reported by Corse Matin in the back countryof Ajaccio, Appietto in Corsica. The emergency services were on site to try to control them quickly. VIDÉO. L’incendie d’Appietto progresse sur les habitationshttps://t.co/uRvIV7chBA pic.twitter.com/onr5xwi47n — Corse-Matin 📰 (@Corse_Matin) August 2, 2017 Deux départ de feu dans l’arrière-pays …

Fires: In the Var, Philippe announced Reinforcements and Commends the Work of Firefighters

While a new fire broke out on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday near Bormes-les-Mimosas in the Var, causing the evacuation of more than 10,000 people, Édouard Philippe told AFP that he would go to “the front of the fire” on Wednesday night. The Prime Minister also announced the arrival of ground and air reinforcements. The …

Drought in Corsica: Water Restrictions Imposed Throughout the Summer

The episode of drought currently affecting Corsica led the Prefecture of Corsica to order water restrictions. The measure applies immediately and will remain effective until October, 2017. Haute-Corse prefecture on Wednesday ordered water restrictions measures with immediate effect and for the summer season in some areas of the island, because of the drought. “The dry spell …