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Bad weather: floods in Agen and in Aude, new thunderstorms expected this Thursday evening – LaDepeche.fr

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Météo France lifted all orange alerts on Thursday morning. It was in the Lot-et-Garonne that the bad weather was the strongest without causing any victims. A further stormy degradation is expected in Midi-Pyrénées this Thursday evening.

Bad weather is over. No department is placed on orange alert this Thursday morning. Up to 32 departments were affected by the orange vigilance bulletin issued by Météo France on Wednesday morning.

Throughout the night, heavy rains fell on the Aude and the Tarn. The equivalent of three weeks of precipitation fell on these two departments between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. 75.1 mm of precipitation was recorded in Lézignan-Corbières (Aude), 56.8 mm in Carcassonne (Aude) or 49.6 mm in Albi (Tarn).

Torrential rains in the Aude

The violent storms arriving from the west crossed Languedoc-Roussillon from the middle of the night between Wednesday and Thursday. In the Aude, Carcassonne, the upper valley and the Lauragais were copiously watered during the night without causing major damage or casualties. 100 mm of precipitation was recorded in Luc-sur-Orbieu. In Carcassonne, the equivalent of a month of rain fell. The Aude firefighters did not record any particular activity during the night. A wind gust of 109 km / h was recorded at Lézignan-Corbières as the storm passed.

#DirectMeteoSE#Aude End of the strongly stormy episode of last night in the west of Languedoc-Roussillon

u25b6 ufe0f High hourly intensities observed: return periods of 10 years in Lézignan and 20 years in Caunes-Minervois
u25b6 ufe0f 100 mm surveyed at Luc-sur-Orbieu pic.twitter.com/o2Ffs47fLd

– Météo-France Sud-Est (@MeteoFrance_SE) September 9, 2021

“The risk of local flooding is not excluded” on the reliefs of the Aude, indicates The Weather Channel. The thunderstorms hit Narbonne around 5 a.m. and evacuated over the Mediterranean at 6 a.m.

Two rivers are particularly monitored: the Aude and the Cesse, in yellow on the Vigicrues site.

For safety, the town halls of Limoux, Trèbes, Villegailhenc in particular had evacuated the vehicles from the banks and warned the inhabitants on Wednesday morning.

As a precaution, the car parks on the banks of the Aude were closed at the end of the day on Wednesday, but the river did not come out of its bed.
Photo DDM, LG

Traffic conditions are normal in the Aude except the RD 165 in Conilhac. Mudslides are present on some pavements but without cut, says the site Infoway 11.

A deluge of water on Agen

The region of Agen was the most affected by the violent storms. A flood hit the Lot-et-Garonne between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Agen suffered a twenty-four hour rain record with 129mm of precipitation. In just one hour, 89.8 mm of precipitation fell, which is an absolute record since the opening of the weather station in 1941. Also in Lot-et-Garonne, it fell 65 mm in Villeneuve-sur -Lot or 63.3 mm at Monflanquin. The firefighters do not deplore any victims.

Firefighters were overwhelmed with calls in the evening. The firefighters carried out more than 130 interventions. Rescue divers intervened. Reconnaissance missions took place in caves.

A flooded street in downtown Agen on Wednesday evening.

A flooded street in downtown Agen on Wednesday evening.
AFP Photo

A flooded street in downtown Agen on Wednesday evening.

A flooded street in downtown Agen on Wednesday evening.
AFP Photo

A man looks at his flooded garage in Agen on Wednesday evening.

A man looks at his flooded garage in Agen on Wednesday evening.
AFP Photo

Damage or infiltration has been reported at the Armandie stadium, the Stadium or the Palissy high school. Part of the Géant Casino de Boé has collapsed under the weight of the water. Several departmental roads are cut or impassable.

The Géant hypermarket in Boé (Lot-et-Garonne).

The Géant hypermarket in Boé (Lot-et-Garonne).
Photo DR

The Lot-et-Garonne prefecture announces several cut roads:

  • the RD13 was cut at Foulayronnes (hamlet of Saint-Julien) and Laugnac
  • the RD302 was cut at the Vallon de Verone
  • the RD16 at Tayrac is impassable
  • the RD931 is also impassable at the roundabout in Estillac

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VIDEO. Floods in Agen: the images of the incredible deluge that hit the city last night

Heavy rainfall in the Gers

The Gers also received significant amounts of water since 60.1 mm of precipitation fell in Lahas. The most affected sector is that of Gimont. The municipality of Gimont reports fallen trees, overflowing streams and flooded communal rooms.

Another stormy degradation this Thursday evening

The weather will remain unstable all day this Thursday between clearings, showers and risk of thunderstorms. Stormy showers will spread throughout the Midi-Pyrénées region during the day. Languedoc will remain under the clouds. In the evening, new thunderstorms are expected in Midi-Pyrénées.

The rain-storm wave will extend in particular from the foothills of the Pyrenees between Ariège and Haute-Garonne to the Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne with significant accumulations of water.

Météo France forecasts maximum temperatures of 20 ° C in Rodez, 21 ° C in Foix, 22 ° C in Tarbes and Pau, 23 ° C in Montauban, Agen, Cahors and Albi, 24 ° C in Toulouse, Auch, Castres and Carcassonne and 25 ° C in Narbonne.

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