Flooded houses and disrupted trains – Angers Info

Flooded houses and disrupted trains – Angers Info
Flooded houses and disrupted trains – Angers Info
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Devastating storms hit Normandy, causing significant damage in Orne. Here is a summary of the events and impacts observed.

Heavy rains in Gouffern-en-Auge

Sunday May 12, 2024, the town of Gouffern-en-Auge was particularly affected by intense precipitation, locally reaching up to 40 millimeters of rain according to Journal de l’Orne. Alain Sellier, deputy mayor of Omméel, declares: “The Dives, whose Source is located in Gouffern-en-Auge, has overflowed. The mud level is high. »

Material damage and flooding in Ommel

In Omméel, a delegated municipality of Gouffern-en-Auge, the material damage is considerable. Cellars were flooded, a tree was uprooted and vehicles had to be moved by firefighters. Alain Sellier reports: “We caught big, with episodes of hail and rain. »

Rail traffic disrupted between Mézidon and Argentan

The effects of storms are also felt on the railway network. SNCF interrupted train traffic between Mézidon and Argentan due to heavy flooding near Vendeuvre-Jort. This disruption impacted passenger travel until the service could resume, scheduled for around 12 p.m. this Monday, May 13, 2024.

Some recommended precautions

Faced with this situation, local authorities are mobilized to assess the damage and provide assistance to affected residents. Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and follow safety instructions issued by local authorities.

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