The north of Yonne affected by storms, around ten homes flooded

Thunderstorms hit the north of Yonne late this afternoon, this Sunday, May 12, 2024. Firefighters are called to the Othe region and the Sénonais for mudslides and flooded roads.

Violent thunderstorms, sometimes accompanied by hail, hit the north of Yonne, this Sunday, May 12, 2024 afternoon, between Sénonais and Pays d’Othe.

According to Météo 89, “significant amounts of rain were recorded on the border with the Aube department”. In the country of Othe, roads are said to be partially flooded. In certain areas, cumulative showers would be greater than 50 mm.


The Yonne firefighters are currently responding to a mudslide in Fleurigny-sur-Oreuse, hamlet of Thorigny-sur-Oreuse. This would have reached homes on rue des Puits and particularly the basements. Pumps have been put in place to suck up the water,” indicates Codis.

Firefighters evacuate the mud in Fleurigny (Thorigny-sur-Oreuse). Photo Céline Niel

Further south, in Bœurs-en-Othe and Chailley, same scenario with roads and houses flooded due to heavy rains. An elderly lady, resident of a hamlet of Bœurs-en-Othe and shocked by the scale of the phenomenon, was evacuated to friends.

At 7 p.m., the Yonne firefighters indicated that there were no people injured, being evacuated or hospitalized.

According to Keraunos, the French observatory for violent winds and tornadoes, nearly 400 lightning strikes were observed in the Icaunsky sky between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., the most affected municipalities being Perceneige (27), Thorigny-sur-Oreuse ( 24), venizy (23), Soucy (18.)

The department has been placed on yellow alert by Météo France, facing the risk of storms. A vigilance which began at 1 p.m. and which must end at midnight. “These storms could produce 15 to 30 mm of water in less than an hour and locally up to 40, even 50 mm in 3 to 6 hours. They could also cause strong electrical activity, small to medium hail. , gusts of between 60 and 80 km/h (90 km/h not excluded very locally)”.

Yonne placed on yellow alert against the risk of thunderstorms this Sunday

Thomas Ribierre




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