Three killed after excessive floods strike southern France

By | October 25, 2019

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Three of us dangle been killed in torrential rain that flooded towns and villages in southern France earlier this week.

A 68-Three hundred and sixty five days-feeble British lady died after being swept away in floodwaters birth air her home in Cazouls’d-Herault, positioned about 30 miles west of Montpellier. She turned into airlifted to the sanatorium on Wednesday after being found by emergency workers discontinuance by, per local media experiences. The small print of the two assorted flood-connected deaths in France are unknown at the moment.

“We are supporting the family of a British lady who has died in Cazouls-d’Herault and our workers are in contact with the French authorities,” a Foreign Office spokesman told Sky News.

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This Oct. 23, 2019 image made by Twitter user @SDIS34 shows cars flooded in the southern France. France's Interior ministry says three people have been killed in torrential rains that flooded towns and villages in southern France this week.

This Oct. 23, 2019 list made by Twitter particular person @SDIS34 displays automobiles flooded within the southern France. France’s Interior ministry says three of us dangle been killed in torrential rains that flooded towns and villages in southern France this week.
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France’s Interior Ministry says over 2,000 emergency workers dangle been known as to back with the coarse rain and flooding that tore by blueprint of eight counties along the Mediterranean and inland areas of France. The metropolis of Beziers – 18 miles southwest of Cazouls-d’Herault – turned into amongst the toughest hit by the storms in most modern days, evacuating dozens after it observed more rain in 24 hours than it had within the total old Three hundred and sixty five days.

The massive flooding turned into ready to circulate blocks of cement.

One resident said they’ve never seen floodwaters upward push as they did, sweeping away automobiles while destructive properties and metropolis streets. Rescue workers implemented nearly 1,800 operations since final Sunday and eight departments dangle been positioned on excessive alert for flash floods, an interior ministry assertion said, per the Guardian.

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This Oct. 23, 2019 image made by Twitter user @SDIS34 shows a flooded area in the southern France. France's Interior ministry says three people have been killed in torrential rains that flooded towns and villages in southern France this week.

This Oct. 23, 2019 list made by Twitter particular person @SDIS34 displays a flooded space within the southern France. France’s Interior ministry says three of us dangle been killed in torrential rains that flooded towns and villages in southern France this week.
(@SDIS34 by blueprint of AP)

“I’ve never seen water upward push that lickety-split. I’ve lived right here for 20 years and right here’s the main time,” Jean-Louis, a retiree arrangement Beziers, told Reuters TV.

Rainfall reached 6.5 inches in 24 hours within the metropolis of Beziers.

In assorted areas of Western Europe, storms left two of us useless in Italy’s Piedmont discipline, while authorities found the physique of a man on a seaside at Arenys de Mar, positioned 27 miles north of Barcelona. 20,000 of us within the Spanish discipline lost energy, per Sky News.

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A twister also touched down in Ibiza on Tuesday, injuring three of us and uprooting hundreds of trees, per the outlet.