The south of France on weather alert

Very heavy rains fell or were expected in Aveyron, Hérault and Gard • Haunted by the memory of the September 2002 floods, which killed 24 people, the authorities are trying to anticipate.

Faced with threatening weather in the south-east, the authorities want at all costs to avoid being overwhelmed. While very heavy rains are expected Tuesday evening in Gard and Hérault, placed in "red vigilance" by Météo France, the public authorities, haunted by the floods of September 2002 which killed 24 people in the region, triggered a commotion of combat. Shortly after the announcement by Météo-France of the passage of these two departments to the highest level of alert, the Ministry of the Interior sounded the "mobilization" through a series of precautionary measures: early school pickup, safety or evacuation of campsites, traffic restriction from 18 p.m. "We are in the same meteorological configuration as in 00", indicated a source close to the Ministry of the Interior.

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