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Bad weather in Marseille: torrential rains overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, the Old Port flooded

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Violent thunderstorms hit the city this Wednesday morning and caused the Old Port to overflow. Torrential rains. Following violent storms which hit Marseille early this Wednesday morning, the Old Port overflowed and the roadway was flooded. However, the situation has now returned to normal. According to La Provence, it is now the Major tunnel which is closed. Significant traffic disruptions are reported in the sector. Traffic difficulties in Marseille this Wednesday morning. © WazeA storm, accompanied by intense electrical activity as well as strong gusts of wind, broke out this Wednesday morning around 4:30 a.m. above the Marseille city. Although no significant damage has been reported for the moment, some sidewalks in the city center were also flooded. Three months of rain in one hour Episodes of hail were observed in several municipalities on the Côte Bleue, in particular in Sausset-les-Pins, Carry-le-Rouet or Ensuès-la -Redonne.According to the Weather Channel, it fell in Marseille “33 mm of water in one hour, as much as what it fell between May 6 and August 16”. In Cassis, with 47 mm of water recorded between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., floods were also reported. The Bouches-du-Rhône department remains on orange alert rain-flood and thunderstorms for the day this Wednesday. Sarah Boumghar and Cindy Horses

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