Weather conditions: Yellow warning for rain, flooding and thunderstorms – News


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Updated 01/05/2024

Météo-France places the Seine-Maritime department on yellow alert
rain-flood from 2 p.m., thunderstorm from 7 p.m.
The episode will end around midnight.

What are the possible consequences in the event of rain-flooding?

  • Heavy rainfall likely to affect human activities is expected.
  • Significant flooding is possible in areas usually subject to flooding, throughout the hydrological basins of the departments concerned.
  • Significant accumulations of precipitation over short periods of time can, locally, cause unusual flooding of streams and ditches.
  • Risk of overflowing sanitation networks.
  • Road traffic conditions may be difficult across the entire secondary network and some disruptions may affect rail transport outside the “main line” network.
  • Power outages may occur.

What behaviors should you adopt?

  • Find out before undertaking a trip or any other outdoor activity.
  • Do not under any circumstances, on foot or by car, travel on a submerged path or near a watercourse. A vehicle, even a 4×4, can be swept away in 30 centimeters of water.
  • Stay informed, follow safety instructions, care about your neighbors and take appropriate precautions.
  • Under no circumstances go down into the basements during the rainy period.
  • Preventively protect your belongings from water.

What are the possible consequences of storms?

  • Violent thunderstorms likely to cause significant local damage.
  • Significant damage is feared locally to light housing and temporary installations.
  • Flooding of cellars and low points can occur very quickly.
  • Some fire outbreaks may be recorded in the forest following lightning strikes not accompanied by precipitation.

Orages: qWhat behaviors should you adopt?

  • When a storm approaches, take the usual precautions to shelter objects sensitive to the wind. Take shelter outside wooded areas.
  • Be careful, especially when traveling and doing leisure activities. Avoid walks in forests and mountain outings.
  • Avoid using telephones and electrical appliances.
  • Report any fires you may witness without delay.
  • Do not under any circumstances, on foot or by car, travel on a submerged path or near a watercourse. A vehicle, even a 4×4, can be swept away in 30 centimeters of water.
  • In case of heavy rain, under no circumstances go down into basements.

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