Les crues en Moselle le 3 janvier 2024. (illustration) France Bleu Lorraine Nord – Jules Hauss
Four new departments are placed on orange flood alert, according to the latest 4 p.m. bulletin for this Saturday, February 10, 2024
While certain departments have been affected by rising water levels for several months, the phenomenon does not seem to be fading. According to the latest bulletin from Météo France, four new departments join Pas-de-Calais already on orange alert for floods.
Are concerned: Charente-Maritime, Gironde, Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Pas-de-Calais, already in orange, remains unchanged.
"A succession of active disturbances has affected a large part of the country since the start of the week and has generated significant precipitation in the West, the North and northeast of the country, causing floods which spread slowly in these sectors", details the site Vigicrues .
"Floods linked to high tides concern several sections and estuaries of the Atlantic coast", it is also indicated. The weather station therefore calls for the greatest caution and vigilance. Along the Atlantic coasts, we will have to prepare for deterioration, for the moment 11 departments are on yellow alert for wave-submersion.
An even more orange Sunday
The situation is expected to worsen over time, Vigéo Météo France places 12 departments in orange for floods as well as wave-submersion for this Sunday.
"Transition to orange vigilance several southwest estuaries for tomorrow morning's tide: Nive, Adour, Gironde, Garonne-Dordogne confluence& quot;, she specifies on X.
As a result, access to certain beaches, notably Royan in Gironde, will be prohibited throughout the day from 3 a.m., reports South West.