Pas-de-Calais: Emmanuel Macron Visits Flood-affected Areas In France

“The Head of State will express his support, as well as that of the entire Nation, to the inhabitants affected by the successive episodes of flooding, as well as to all the rescue forces mobilized.”

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Pas-de-Calais: Emmanuel Macron Visits Flood-affected Areas In France.

On Tuesday, November 14, Emmanuel Macron will travel to Pas-de-Calais, hard hit by several days of rain, floods, and devastating floods. Residents are preparing for a new rise in water levels after a few days of calm.

“The Head of State will express his support, as well as that of the entire Nation, to the inhabitants affected by the successive episodes of flooding, as well as to all the rescue forces mobilized,” the Élysée announced on Monday.

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The president, expected at 11:30 a.m., will be accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau, the Minister of Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu, and the Minister of SMEs, Olivia Grégoire.

As Météo-France notes, the country is currently experiencing an unprecedented rainy episode. Between October 18 and November 12, over a period of 26 days, France recorded an average cumulative rainfall of 215.4 mm.

First, all seasons combined, we have to go back to 1993 to observe an accumulation of 196.9 mm over 26 days, between September 21 and October 16, underlines the forecaster. And this Tuesday, the weather will still be rainy.

Météo-France has even placed seven departments on orange alert for floods: Charente-Maritime, Doubs, Jura, Nord, Vosges, Pas-de-Calais and Vendée. Savoie and Haute-Savoie are also affected but with an orange alert for rain and floods.

The seven rivers of Pas-de-Calais monitored by Vigicrues are the Liane, the Lys upstream and the Lawe-Clarence, the Canche, the Lys plaine, the Hem, and the Aa. With the exception of the Canche, all these rivers began to rise again Monday evening.

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