Why the inhabitants of these municipalities in the Alpes-Maritimes will receive a “flood” alert this Thursday

Why the inhabitants of these municipalities in the Alpes-Maritimes will receive a “flood” alert this Thursday
Why the inhabitants of these municipalities in the Alpes-Maritimes will receive a “flood” alert this Thursday

Don’t panic, it’s just an exercise…

Smiage (1) and the prefecture are organizing two triggering simulations of the “Fr-Alert” system, in “rapid flood” crisis management mode for the Siagne watershed.

The opportunity for full-scale tests, with the activation of municipal protection plans; but also “coordination between crisis management actors (municipalities, state services, law enforcement, emergency services, road operators, etc.) with the activation of the departmental operational center” adds the prefecture. Which specifies that these exercises “will not result in the deployment of resources on the ground. »

At the same time, the population alert procedures will be tested, with the triggering of the “Fr-Alert” system.

Monitor your smartphones

First act, this Thursday, for Cannes (only the areas in flood PPR and nearby – basically, the coastal strip and the west, up to Ranguin), Mandelieu, Grasse, La Roquette, Auribeau, Pégomas and Mouans-Sartoux .

Do you live in one of these communities? So you are concerned. Know, already, that you don’t have to do anything: no need to register or download any application. During the day (the time is not specified), you will receive on your smartphone, a message entitled “Flood alert exercise Siagne and tributaries: intense precipitation in progress, overflows expected on the watercourses”, with instructions security.

A message which will be sent silently, unlike that of Thursday June 6, the day of the second exercise, where the deafening sound alert will be activated. This time, it will concern the inhabitants of Tignet, Peymeinade, Saint-Cézaire, Spéracèdes, Cabris, Saint-Vallier and Escragnolles.

1. Joint union for floods, development and water management maralpin.

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