Rouen: After Eleanor Storm, the Seine Overflows in Rouen, Submerged Docks

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The level of the Seine rose rapidly, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in the early afternoon. In Rouen (Seine-Maritime), the docks were submerged.

Due to heavy rains caused by the storm Eleanor, the level of the Seine rose steadily, Wednesday 3rd January, 2018. In Rouen (Seine-Maritime), it overflowed around 2pm.

Fast and hard. Wednesday, January 3, 2018, the level of the  Seine  rose rapidly following the heavy rains of recent storms, including  Eleanor . By early afternoon, the river burst its banks in  Rouen (Seine-Maritime) , to the point of covering the platforms of both sides of the city.

The  Seine was placed on  orange alert by Météo France for a flood risk Wednesday at 8:30. Despite this warning, water has surprised everyone! The decision was taken by the City of Rouen close access to docks . Le Bois-Guilbert wharf is closed and the hoppers Boieldieu and Corneille, making the complicated traffic.

Seine-Maritime prefecture urges caution for the night of 3 to 4 January 
In a statement, the Seine-Maritime prefecture warned. “The rain totals announced for the next 48 hours, the winds and the tidal coefficients will increase the flood risk,” writes the prefecture. The Seine risk out of bed, “especially in  Elbeuf ,  Rouen ,  La Bouille ,  Duclair and  Caudebec-en-Caux “.

The Barges evacuate in an emergency

The first to have been occupants are several barges moored on the waterfront. When around 2pm, the Seine was still following its course, it overflowed “in less than 20 minutes,” said one of them. A good reason for barges evacuate their boat and put their vehicles safe water. Eight vehicles were evacuated along the Seine by firefighters, with the help of divers.

The occupants of a barge moored on the right bank of the Seine in Rouen, barely had time to evacuate their boat.
The occupants of a barge moored on the right bank of the Seine in Rouen, barely had time to evacuate their boat. (© SL / Normandie-news)

Without being in direct danger, the occupants were surprised by the rapidly rising waters. A surprise shared by people clustered on the Jeanne d’Arc bridge to witness the scene: “I went there an hour ago, I had dry feet,” said a lady who will listen.

It also notes the start of a barge moored to the left bank. When the boat went under William the Conqueror bridge he did not have much leeway in height.

A barge moored on the left bank of the Seine in Rouen, left hurriedly.
A barge moored on the left bank of the Seine in Rouen, left hurriedly. (© SL / Normandie-news)

Rare pedestrians forced to soak feet




Pedestrians present on the docks have also found surprisingly fast rising waters. Including a man busy dog ​​walking, forced to move stuck to the hedge, before giving up his feet dry.

A walker, accompanied by his dog, had to make their way between the hedges on the right bank and the water, he could not avoid.
A walker, accompanied by his dog, had to make their way between the hedges on the right bank and the water, he could not avoid. (© SL / Normandie-news)

On social networks, Rouen became “a beach”

The water did not rise at the level of the Jeanne-d’Arc bridge. Opposite the hotel Greater Montréal, the elected Stéphane Martot Rouen shared a short video of the rising water. Organizer of the Armada, Patrick Herr reported “cars under water.”

Another user has shared photos of Rouen became “a beach”. While some are concerned that the Seine “overflow lot.”Firefighters department reassured: “The finding was that the level of the Seine down again.”

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