10 Departments on Orange Alert for Snow, Ice, Waves, Floods, Avalanches

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10 departments placed on Orange Alert

10 departments were placed on orange alert for snow, ice, avalanches, rain-floods and waves-submersion, this Friday 1st February, 2019.

Meteo France placed 10 departments in orange alert Friday 1st February 2019.

Three of them are on ice and snow alert, according to the latest vigilance bulletin.

  • the North,
  • the Pas-de-Calais
  • and the Somme

In the Alps, five departments are placed in orange alert for avalanche risks  :

  • the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence,
  • the Hautes-Alpes,
  • the Alpes-Maritimes,
  • Isere
  • Savoy.

“Strong waves” in the Mediterranean

An “episode of strong waves” will affect the Mediterranean coastline. The Alpes-Maritimes, Var and Corsica-du-Sud have been placed in vigilance orange waves-submersion .

Finally, Corse-du-Sud is also placed in orange alert,  for rain and flood.

On the night of Thursday to Friday, the snow disturbance circulated in the northern part of the country , accumulating a few centimeters on the ground on the departments in orange alert.

“The snow activity has evacuated the Hauts-de-France. Temperatures are generally cold: -1 to 2 ° C. An active disturbance concerns the entire Alps. He has already fallen 10 to 20 cm of snow in the second half of the night.”

In Corsica, rainfall accumulations reached 25 to 30 mm in six hours on the relief.

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