This abundance of precipitation occurs less than once every 100 years. Meteo France, which has issued weather alerts for five divisions: Gard, Herault, Ardeche, Drome and Isere, said such a cumulative effect was never recorded in the Gard division.

Yesterday, the area around the French cities of Montpellier and Nimes was bombed It is known as a rapid flood. It resulted in a heavy rain of 20 mm in 5 minutes.

In Gard County on Tuesday, rain caused severe local flooding, including in Saint-Dionisy in Greater Nimes.

The A9 motorway, the main axis linking the Rhone Valley and the region of Marseille and Italy to Spain, was closed for several hours on Tuesday. About 30 people were evacuated from the A9 by air and land – Reported to the firefighters who carried out the operation using 60 helicopters.

At night, firefighters were searching for dozens of people, they were all found alive and well.

About 60 people have been evacuated from the Imarg camp site in Gard. Eyewitnesses say that the water invaded the resort very quickly.

With the naked eye we saw rising water. Within five minutes of the camp’s end, I reached my first health point.”

Schools in Gard closed on Wednesday due to expected storms during the day.

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