Seven departments of the North-East of France were placed on Orange alert because of expected heavy rains, announced this Wednesday morning by Meteo France.
The period of vigilance extends this Wednesday from 6am to 9pm on Thursday. Meteo France placed the seven departments and the North East of France in amber alert because of heavy rains and flooding risks. This relates to the Seine-et-Marne, Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle and the Meuse.
— Météo-France (@meteofrance) September 13, 2017
Meteo France provides for cumulative rainfall “close accumulations observed on whole month of September” , between 40 and 80 mm. “Although serious, this episode does not seem exceptional”, says the forecasting service.