Eleanor Storm: Three People Missing in Floods

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Three people in France are missing after Eleanor storm

Friday as the search continues after the passage of the Eleanor storm to find a firefighter carried away by a torrent in Isère, two other people have disappeared.

New floods are announced for Friday favored by rains Eleanor storm . It killed three people, including a woman drowned in her house in Isère, Crêts en Belledonne .

A firefighter is missing , carried away by a torrent between the Isere and Savoie as he succored a refugee family on the roof of his car on Thursday at midday. More than 80 people are looking for him.

Two other people are also missing : he is a man of 81, who did not return home in Lucenay l’Eveque (Saone et Loire) on Thursday night. Another 69 year old man disappeared around 14h to Rouvres-sur-Aube (Haute-Marne). He left home when the water rose in his house, but still has not been found.

Seventeen departments are still orange alert for floods. The return to normalcy is scheduled for Friday at 6pm.

Heavy rains expected

In the Northeast, more rain could bring 10 to 20 liters of water per square meter additional, locally 30. The amounts of rain in 48 hours will be around 50 to 70 liters per square meter in many areas plain, 80 to 120 liters per square meter on the relief Jura and Vosges locally 140 to 160 on the Ballon d’Alsace.

In the Alps, if the peak has passed Thursday of spontaneous avalanches will still occur and some large avalanches are possible, with the resumption of rainfall that night, warns Météo-France.

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