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Two Missing after heavy rains

hundreds of flooded houses and two Missing: This is the provisional balance sheet after heavy rains in the South of France. In the Département of Var, the authorities searched on Saturday after a confused 77-Year-old and a woman fell off a rescue boat.

hundreds of people had to leave their homes. Because of the flooding, many roads were impassable, the train service was discontinued in some places. Police officers and firefighters searched in and around Saint-Antonin-du-Var, a number of high water-carrying streams to the bewildered 77-Year-old, the Prefecture said. The man was missing, therefore, since Saturday morning.

woman from shaft

In the vicinity of Le Muy swept away, a woman was missing after a rescue boat was on its side with three firefighters and three other people. Five occupants were able to escape, the woman appeared but not again.

In Cagnes-sur-Mer, rescued 28 firefighters, a 78-Year-old had been trapped in a landslide due to fallen trees. The man was brought in with hypothermia, but without serious injury to the hospital. In nice, a 39 was brought-Year-old seriously injured to the hospital, after a wave had ripped away.

Highest alert

For the Départements of Var and Alpes-Maritimes, France weather authority called because of the massive rainfall, the highest alert level red. The inhabitants of the coast were warned areas from high waves. Due to the severe Weather 1600 rescue forces were deployed.

In Var, hundreds of people had to leave as a precaution to their homes. In Hyères, approximately 600 people were brought to safety. In Fréjus on the Mediterranean coast houses and a campground were evacuated, an entire city quarter has been blocked. Also in Roquebrune-sur-Argens, there were evacuations. 90 people from Saint-Ambroix in the Gard had to move on Saturday morning as a precaution in a gym.

In a total of around 4000 in-house power hold in the Region fell, as the electricity supplier Enedis announced on the evening via Twitter. Numerous roads were blocked including the A8 highway between Fréjus and Antibes in the direction of Italy. The distance by rail between Saint-Raphaël and Toulon was locked, because the tracks were under water. The trains of the Côte d'azur to the Italian border, has been suspended until at least Sunday.


In the South of France had used on Friday to heavy rain. Also in nice, the fire brigade had to move out for several missions, as trees fell and houses were under water. With sirens of nice, residents were warned to leave their homes.

authorities had warned on Saturday evening before further heavy rain and increasing flood risk. They also called on affected residents to stay in their homes, to travel only in urgent necessary cases Auto and in the vicinity of water courses to be extra careful. For the four Départements in the South of France, including the Gard and Haute-Loire, was the second highest weather warning level orange out. (roy/SDA)

Created: 24.11.2019, 05:20 PM

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