Southern France lashed by heavy rain, thunder and flooding

Southern France has once more been hit with heavy rain, thunderstorms and flooding after a identical deluge simply days in the past.

The an identical of 2 months’ rain is alleged to have fallen in two hours in a single space of Gard.

Movies on social media confirmed torrential downpours within the town of Nimes and flooded streets in Calvisson.

Folks had been additionally pictured sitting on a roof within the Gallargues commune of Gard.

Twenty-three folks were rescued from their automobiles by means of firefighters by means of noon on Tuesday, in keeping with a record by means of native media outlet Los angeles Provence.

A white water rescue workforce was once additionally deployed against Nimes and 3 helicopters had been on standby close to town.

There was once additionally disruption at the A9 highway and different primary roads.

On the other hand, an previous pink climate alert for the Gard was once sooner or later lifted and was once changed with an orange alert for thunder, rain and flooding – which stays in position.

It comes after identical climate in southwest France remaining week.

France-based information company AFP reported remaining Thursday that the an identical of 2 months of rain had fallen in 3 hours in Agen in Lot-et-Garonne.

Greater than two metres of water was once reported in a few of Agen’s streets and greater than 300 firefighters had been deployed. On the other hand no deaths or accidents had been in an instant reported.

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