Last Updated: Saturday, May 4, 2013

Floods hit eastern France

Torrential rainfall and floods hit eastern France, Radio France Internationale mentions.

River Ouche burst its banks and flood water trapped three people who were later rescued by Firefighters.

About 100 people were evacuated near Pont-et-Massene lake. A month’s average rainfall fell in 12 hours in Saône-et-Loire in Burgundy.

Yesterday France’s meteorological service Metéo France had issued flood warnings in Ain, Cote-d’Or, Isère, Loire, Rhône et Saône-et-Loire. Metéo France had issued Orange Alert for those regions.

State of natural catastrophe was declared in France in March 2013 following the floods in southwestern region.

Flooding in France in 1959 claimed 421 lives.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 3, 2013