A 37-year-old man died after leaving Piseux (Eure) on Tuesday 5th June, 2018. His car slipped into a ditch filled with water. Details.
A 37-year-old man died on Tuesday 5th June, 2018, stuck in his car, in Piseux (Eure) . According to the services of the prefecture, the car made a “road exit” and “slipped into a ditch filled with water” at the level of the departmental road 840. The victim died, trapped inside his vehicle who turned around. He was found by the emergency services around 5.45am.
The department remains placed in orange alert by Meteo France this Tuesday 5th June. “The firefighters have conducted more than 300 interventions for securing property and especially evacuations of cellars,” says the prefecture.
“A dozen people was safe as a precaution in the second half of the night in communal buildings in the towns of Bémécourt and Guéroulde,” say the state services.
Meteo France is still waiting 10 to 30 mm more water in the day of Tuesday, “on the Paris basin and in Upper Normandy”, in addition to the heavy rains already fallen in the night, with up to 70 mm in Eure.
#Orages en cours sur le Bassin parisien et la Haute-Normandie : 10 à 30 mm supplémentaires attendus en journée, venant s’ajouter aux cumuls déjà importants observés durant la nuit (localement 70 mm dans l’Eure). ▶https://t.co/pmfWm6KHWB pic.twitter.com/Gl6HAARTxx
— VigiMétéoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) June 5, 2018
“My thoughts to the family of the victim”
Sébastien Lecornu , Secretary of State and former President of the Department of Eure, addressed his thoughts to the family of the victim and supported “rescue teams” in a tweet.
Soutien aux équipes de secours et notamment du @sdis27 qui font face aux #innondations dans le @DepartementEure. Déjà 300 interventions des pompiers.
Toutes mes pensées à la famille de la victime d’un accident de la route sur la D840 en raison de ces intempéries.
— Sébastien LECORNU (@SebLecornu) June 5, 2018
In addition to the orange vigilance, the department of Eure is placed in vigil yellow flood on sections Risle upstream, Charentonne, Risle downstream, Iton downstream and Avre. The Bernay area was also heavily hit by violent storm showers.
“The department of the Eure is placed in vigilance yellow flood on the sections Risle Amont, Charentonne, Risle Aval, Iton Aval and Avre
Be careful! pic.twitter.com/w4p2F9TMB9″
– Prefect of the Eure (@ Prefet27) June 5, 2018