According to Matignon, this situation could continue for the next 15 days. Article written by Published on 08/05/2022 07:13 Updated on 08/05/2022 07:33 Reading time: 1 min. Faced with an “exceptional drought” and a “historic situation that many territories are going through”, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has decided to activate the interministerial crisis unit, Matignon announced on Friday August 5. It will meet during the day, according to a government source. “This drought is the most serious ever recorded in our country” and “the situation could continue over the next 15 days, or even become even more worrying”, underlines Matignon. This cell must make it possible “to ensure regular feedback from the Department Prefects of the most affected areas, to anticipate the possible activation of ORSEC ‘water’ plans for the agglomerations concerned and to coordinate civil security measures. necessary (water supply to municipalities, delivery of drinking water, etc.)”, according to Matignon. It will also monitor “the impacts of this drought for our energy production and transport infrastructure and for our agricultural sector, in particular the livestock sector”. On Thursday, 93 departments were subject to water restrictions, 62 of which are considered “in crisis”, the highest level of alert. Since Wednesday, Creuse and Nièvre have joined them. Elisabeth Borne asked the Prefects to bring together, “as of next week, in each area of tension the local water commissions and, where they exist, the other local consultation structures for water management” in order to define “the prioritization of uses in case of necessity”. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link
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