Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques placed on red alert due to the risk of flooding

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15h12 : The red risk of flooding in the departments of Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques concerns a single watercourse, upstream from Bayonne: the Adour, in an area called the Bec du Gave, specifies the site vigicrues.

14h42 : The Landes and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques are placed on red flood alert.

14h00 : It is time to take stock of the news.

Eleven departments are maintained in orange vigilance due to the risk of rain, flooding, snowfall and avalanche. Significant floods are underway in the southwest, in particular in Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) where the Nive is close to its historical level. A nursery and a nursing home were evacuated. Follow our live.

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12h32 : Noon, let’s take a look at the news:

Eleven departments are maintained in orange vigilance due to the risk of rain, flooding, snowfall and avalanche. Significant floods are underway in the southwest, in particular in Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) where the Nive is close to its historical level. A nursery and a nursing home were evacuated. Follow our live.

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10h55 : Here are some images of the floods in the Basque Country and Béarn this morning, in particular in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, Bayonne and Pau.

10h36 : Heavy snowfall is expected in the Savoie and Haute-Savoie massifs today, in particular until 3 p.m. The ATMB (Autoroutes et tunnel du Mont-Blanc) announces that the circulation of heavy goods vehicles of more than 7.5 tons in transit to Italy is prohibited on all the A40, A410 and RN205, since 4 hours in the morning and until further notice. Follow our live.

10h17 : It has been snowing since 6 am this morning in Moselle, where traffic is complicated on the secondary network. Some departmental roads are completely snow-covered and a car is in the ditch at the exit of Courcelle-sur-Nied. Moselle firefighters, joined by France Bleu, also report significant difficulties towards Château-Salins.

09h06 : 9 hours, let’s take a look at the news:

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Eleven departments are maintained in orange vigilance due to the risk of rain, flooding, snowfall and avalanche. Several municipalities are waking up with their feet in the water in the Ossau Valley in Béarn, in particular Laruns, reports France Bleu Béarn. In the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the prefecture reports 11 rescue interventions by firefighters during the night.

• Former swimmer Yannick Agnel, double Olympic champion in London in 2012, was taken into custody “for acts of rape and sexual assault on a minor of 15 years”, announced the prosecutor of Mulhouse. She added that the facts were going up “about 2016”. The complainant is said to be a daughter of her former trainer.

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08h47 : Traffic is also disrupted on the roads of Saône-et-Loire, in particular on the A40. 4 cm of snow fell in Mâcon. In the Nièvre, in Château-Chinon, 5 cm of snow fell at an altitude of 600 m during the night.

08h48 : The salt spreaders are clearing the roads in Côte-d’Or, reports France Bleu Bourgogne. Up to 4 cm of snow fell in Dijon. Many trucks are in portfolio along the A38 motorway, between Dijon and the A6. The situation is also difficult on the Dijon ring road and on the LINO expressway (Liaison Nord).

08h49 : Several municipalities are waking up with their feet in the water in the Ossau Valley in Béarn, in particular Laruns, reports France Bleu Béarn. In the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the prefecture reports 11 rescue interventions by firefighters during the night. Rivers have emerged from their beds in some places, with up to 90mm of water recorded locally.

8:10 a.m. : Several roads in the Basque Country are cut this morning due to heavy rains and flooding, reports France Bleu Pays Basque. Two towns, Ciboure and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, are placed in red “flooding” vigilance. On Twitter, the city of Bayonne recalls the “flood” alert for the banks of the Nive and calls for vigilance.

07h37 : The weather promises to be mixed today, with cloudy and rainy skies over the eastern departments this morning, before some clearings in the afternoon. Here is today’s weather forecast:

07h40 : In the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, “all state services are on alert in anticipation of the expected rise in water between late night and early morning”, announced the prefecture. A total of 65 gendarmes are deployed, 82 firefighters engaged with 32 vehicles, and two water rescue teams are ready to intervene. Daily rainfall amounts of 70 to 90 mm are expected in the plains by midday.

07h41 : Eleven departments are still on orange alert for the risk of flooding, flooding, snow-ice and avalanches. Here are the departments still affected by this alert:

Rain-flood: Ariège, Haute-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrénées.

Floods: the Gers, the Landes, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrénées.

Snow-ice: Ain, Savoie and Haute-Savoie.

Avalanches : Ariège, Haute-Garonne, Isère, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées and Pyrénées-Orientales, Savoie and Haute-Savoie.