Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Orleans – Floods: Red Alert in the Loiret, center and east of the waterfront – L’Express

Loir-et-Cher, the Seine-et-Marne and Meuse, Meurthe-et-Moselle and Moselle were still placed in amber alert “ flood .”

The heavy rains, which caused extensive damage and numerous evacuations on a great quarter northeast of the country, eased night being by shifting to the south towards the Limousin and Auvergne, according to Météo France.

The floods have caused no injuries or deaths.

On the A-10, closed since the toll St-Arnoult-en-Yvelines in the direction of Orleans, 650 motorists were stranded, authorities said. Approximately 200 were transported in military trucks to Orleans where the municipality has installed a center in the Sports Palace.

It is in the Loiret, where he fell in 72 hours the equivalent of 20 days of rainfall, the greatest difficulties are concentrated. The prefecture has announced the total suspension of classes and extra-curricular activity Wednesday in all establishments.

Three facilities for the elderly also had to be evacuated and nearly two-thirds of the municipalities in the department are affected by the floods, according to firefighters.

The 300 firefighters mobilized conducted over 2,000 interventions since the beginning of weather.

– Inmates evacuated –

Throughout the course of the Loing, several localities were affected by the flood similar to that exceptional 1910, as in Montargis, agglomeration of 60,000 inhabitants north -is Loiret who was left feet in the water. The 59 patients of the clinic were evacuated.

Another black spot: Orleans and its periphery. The access to the industrial area of ​​Saran were completely cut off with many trucks prevented from joining their destination, parked along the roadway.

At the Saran Central Prison, some 300 prisoners were evacuated, do we learned from prison sources.

Side SNCF train traffic was very difficult in “ triangle Orleans-Tours-Vierzon ,” said the railway, noting that “ despite many incidents like mudslides, floods, falling branches or slope collapse, there is no traffic interruption . ”

cuts and delays were however observed. The weather also affect TER Paris-Chartres and Paris-Orleans line, according to SNCF.

In the Yonne, about fifty roads are blocked, 43 are flooded, a college in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne is “ damaged ” and 650 students will be scattered over four other colleges.

– The train hit the border –

In the Meuse, 30 houses were affected by the overflowing of the River Orne, north of the department put in the orange alert evening river , according to the prefecture.

Moselle, train traffic between Thionville and Luxembourg, suspended since Monday due to an incident at a switching station caused by rain, should remain disrupted for several days. This line is frequented daily by 8,000 to 10,000 people, including frontier workers.

In Ile-de-France, the RER D and the line between R Transilien Paris, Melun and Monterau were affected, with delays and / or train cancellations.

Seine-et-Marne, classes were suspended in institutions of fifty municipalities. Several hundred houses were evacuated Tuesday and cut dozens of roads. In Essonne, a college of 530 students was evacuated to Gif-sur-Yvette.

In Paris, the Seine rose to 82 m 3 at 17:00 and is expected to reach 4 m 30, resulting in the closure of part of the river banks. In the départements, 2,344 procedures were performed and 1,234 firefighters were mobilized.

solidarity with our compatriots who experience flooding. Public services are mobilized to provide assistance and relief ,” tweeted Prime Minister Manuel Valls on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday .


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