Floods: Red alert in and around Dijon

While three departments are still orange alert (Côte-d'Or, Yonne and Haute-Marne), an exceptional flood is expected Saturday Ouche downstream of Dijon, affecting a dozen towns, warned prefecture Côte-d'Or. The evacuation as a precaution residents exposed to the flood is in preparation, and could affect several hundred people at most, said the prefecture.
 Further south, the river Allier also threatens to overwhelm and 18 towns have been put on alert.

The Ouche a historic level

About Ouche The water level and flow "than the historic flood of 1965," the area was placed on red alert, the prefecture said in a statement Saturday morning. The twelve municipalities concerned are located downstream of Dijon, between Neuilly-les-Dijon Echenon. Moreover, the situation stabilized in Dijon and towns upstream, which fro orange alert. "There are no new evacuation measures to be taken" on the Commons, announced the province Saturday morning.

In the night from Friday to Saturday, twenty people were evacuated, including a dozen in Dijon in a hotel. Several parking and elevator shafts were drowned and 14 vehicles removed as a precaution. Also in Gold Coast, near Saumur-en-Auxois, a hundred people were evacuated Friday night after the threat of flooding from Lake Bridge, controlled by a dam. Saturday, the alert level in this sector has increased from "Scarlet" to "red", the lake level has "significantly reduced." At mid-day, the evacuees were allowed to return home.

Three departments kept alert by Météo France

Météo France has maintained that the three departments of France, Côte-d'Or, Yonne and Haute-Marne, orange alert for the risk of severe flooding Saturday mid morning. For these three departments, Météo France provides for a "rainy episode significantly" on waterlogged soils often, and "a significant risk of flooding." "It will continue to rain Saturday Moselle east of Burgundy and Franche-Comté: rains are continuing in the east of the Moselle, Alsace Hunchback and Meurthe-et-Moselle, but Expected totals are lower. These rains will shift eastward in the morning, taking a character of showers in the afternoon to the relief of the Vosges and Alsace, "according to forecasters.

Haute-Marne, according to firefighters, the situation Township Fay-Billot southeast of Langres which was hit by floods Friday is back to normal Saturday. The phenomenon of flooding has changed watershed and now affects the district of Chaumont. "The rise of the Marne increases between Chaumont and Saint-Dizier and flooding in the area of ​​Joinville to fear," the source said the prefecture of Haute-Marne ..

L'Allier threatens to overwhelm

The prefecture of Allier has launched a newsletter on flood alert the Allier River, a tributary of the Loire, which covers 18 towns, a statement said Saturday. The eighteen municipalities concerned are the Allier downstream of Sioul. This is Monétay-sur-Allier, La Ferte Hauterive Châtel-de-Neuvre, Bessay-sur-Allier, Chemilly, Toulon-sur-Allier, Bressolles, Mills, Neuvy, Avermes Montilly, Trevol, Bagneux, Villeneuve -sur-Allier, Aubigny, St. Léopardin-d'Augy, Le Veurdre and Château-sur-Allier.

In many places in Haute-Marne, on the east of the Aube, Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, the Jura and the western Vosges, 30 to 40mm rain were achieved in 24 hours. Thirty houses were affected by the overflow of a river in the town next to Bicqueley Toul Meurthe-et-Moselle, with heights of water in the basement up to 50 cm, according to firefighters the department. Haute-Marne, five rural municipalities in the canton of Fayl-Billot southeast of Langres (Haute-Marne) were affected by floods Friday due to heavy rains in stormy character. Further south, the departments of the Rhône-Alpes region also experienced heavy rainfall since Thursday, including northern Isère, where Sevenne is out of bed, causing some damage on roads, said Mayor Vienna Jacques Remiller. In Lyon, the two boats that carry passengers between the old town and the confluence of the Rhone and the Saone, were stranded at the dock by the floods of the Saone, the level does not allow them to pass under the bridge, according Routes Waterways of France.