The water level has reached “About 1.50 meters, or even up to 2 meters, for short moments, in certain places”, indicates the chief of staff of the prefect of Lot-et-Garonne.
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“The damage is only material, no victims to be deplored”, assured Thursday September 9 in the morning on franceinfo Jean-Philippe Dargent, chief of staff of the prefect of Lot-et-Garonne, after the floods which occurred Wednesday September 8 in the evening in Agen and its periphery after torrential rains. It is according to him “material damage within certain companies, quite significant water damage”.
Reconnaissance and pumping operations are still underway Thursday morning. “With the arrival of day, it is very likely that some damage will come to light”, said Jean-Philippe Dargent. According to an initial assessment, there were between Wednesday evening and this morning “200 interventions by firefighters, 19 safety measures and 3 relocations of people whose homes were flooded”. Four departmental roads are also cut “including two which must be restored in the course of the morning”.
In the sectors where the water rose highest, it reached “About 1.50 meters, or even up to 2 meters, for short moments, in some places”, said Jean-Philippe Dargent. “It was an extremely intense episode and then suffered with a decline throughout the night”, he continued. The chief of staff of the prefect of Lot-et-Garonne called for vigilance due to a new episode of rains expected during the day.