“The soils are waterlogged”: from Maine-et-Loire to Nièvre, images of spectacular floods

“The soils are waterlogged”: from Maine-et-Loire to Nièvre, images of spectacular floods
“The soils are waterlogged”: from Maine-et-Loire to Nièvre, images of spectacular floods

Five departments are still on alert for floods and storms this Friday morning.

Some municipalities, such as Segré-en-Anjou Bleu, were flooded.

Thursday evening, the water level continued to rise very quickly.

They were feared. Thursday evening, storms arrived from the west. In Loire-Atlantique, in certain places, the water no longer drains and begins to invade the roads. Cars are moving slowly. It’s almost impossible to move forward. In the afternoon, in the Nièvre, the rise in water is so rapid that it surprises passers-by. Some cling to each other to try to cross.

Fear of further bad weather

All the water comes from the Yonne river, which never stops overflowing. In Maine-et-Loire, the Oudon river begins to flood the town of Segré-en-Anjou Bleu. In the event of further bad weather, the water level could rise further, so we must act quickly. Suspended sidewalks to prevent residents from being trapped.

“We don’t actually know how the terrain will react. The soils are waterlogged. We have put ourselves in a situation of vigilance, we want to be ready if something happens. Because tomorrow, we are not not sure if there is lighting, for example”, explains Bruno Chauvin, mayor (SE) of Segré-en-Anjou Bleu (Maine-et-Loire). This Thursday evening, residents remained vigilant and continued to shelter furniture and goods before nightfall.


The editorial staff of TF1info | Report: Jeanne Quancard, Émilie Plantard, Gilda Corgnet

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