Thirteen people drowned in consecutive floods with very violent storms that hit Saturday, October 3 at night the Alpes-Maritimes, blocking hundreds of travelers to board trains and causing many cuts electrics.
Thirteenth victims of the weather in the Alpes-Maritimes was found dead on Sunday morning at a campsite in Antibes, according to a new assessment of the prefecture. The balance sheet has continued to rise as the hours: three elderly people drowned in a nursing home in the town of Biot, a woman was found dead near a car park in Cannes, three people died in their car in Vallauris-Golfe-Juan via a short tunnel. Finally, the bodies of five people have found in car parking of two buildings of Mandelieu-la-Napoule in the south-west of the city.
The West of Alpes-Maritimes has been particularly affected and Brague in particular is out of bed Campgrounds, under water, were being evacuated around 1:30 Sunday morning. Firefighters were mobilized Saturday night two helicopters to make rotations and people to safety , ” which some took refuge on the roofs of their caravan .”
Heavy rains have achieved impressive totals exceeding 150 mm , for example, two hours in the Cannes area. The waters have rushed with violence in the streets , sometimes carrying away cars and causing extensive damage . In Cannes, several streets were flooded, like the one seen in this video posted on Twitter.
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Ten immobilized trains
SNCF side, some routes, particularly around Cannes, are submerged. SNCF says having evacuated the station and completely interrupted traffic in the early evening sector.
Hundreds of travelers were identified evening stuck in a dozen immobilized trains in southeastern stations, including Toulon, Nice and Cannes. SNCF has distributed their meal trays and blankets for a night which promised long.
In the evening, up to 70,000 homes were without power, according ErDF quoted by Nice-morning. Around midnight, “43,000 homes remained without power in the Alpes-Maritimes and ErDF was not able to specify the replenishment lead times,” reports the newspaper.
The mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard has triggered communal Backup Plan mobilizing all police forces, emergency and municipal services, to prevent looting phenomena.