In November 2023, the inhabitants of Ile-d’Elle, in Vendée, were victims of significant flooding. The town has just been recognized as being in a state of natural disaster, reports West Francerelaying the publication of a decree in the Official Journal on Friday February 9.
Requests for recognition of the state of natural disaster were in fact examined for the damage caused by floods and mudslides between November 10 and 17. Already affected by storms Ciaran and Domingos, which hit between the end of October and the beginning of November, the town continued to experience heavy rain in the following days.
30 days to contact the insurance
According to our colleagues, on November 10, a mother and her two children aged 4 years and two months had to be airlifted, because they were threatened by the dangerous rise of the Sèvre Niortaise. Significant damage was recorded in the village.
The state of natural disaster allows residents to be compensated for a disaster if they are insured for this risk. “The persons concerned have a period of thirty working days from February 9, 2024 to send their insurer an estimate of their damage in connection with these natural phenomena of abnormal intensity”, indicated the Vendée prefecture. Located about forty kilometers from L’Ile-d’Elle, the town of Mareuil-sur-Lay-Dissais has not been recognized as being in a state of natural disaster.