Overall Green alert Flood
in France

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1000215
Death: 11
Displaced: 2000
Countries: France
From - To 12 Oct - 18 Oct

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France - Floods update (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:00

  • After the floods that affected southern France last week, particularly the Aude department, pumping operations and population support still continue on all affected areas
  • The situation has improved. All rivers have recovered their normal level and rescue teams are gradually disengaged
  • According to national authorities, as of 22 October, the death toll reached 14 and 76 people were reported injured
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 27 | About casualties: 17 | Last hour: 0

In Maps: The parts of France most at risk from disastrous floodsThu, 18 Oct 2018 18:08:00 +0200.

As France reels from deadly floods in recent days, we look which parts of France are most at risk of suffering a similar disaster and the small number of towns and villages that have never experienced a natural disaster. Every year in Fran
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BRACE FOR IMPACT Benidorm and Majorca brace for biblical downpours and ... Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:42:00 +0200.

Heavy downpours will lash Spain over the weekend, sparking fears there will be scenes similar to this television image of a car being swept away in last week's flood. Hail and thunderstorms and winds of up to 60mph will also batter the coas
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Inundaciones de proporciones apocalípticas en Francia: 12 muertosTue, 16 Oct 2018 06:26:00 +0200.

PARÍS.- Doce personas murieron, dos siguen desaparecidas y otras 20 resultaron heridas anoche en el sur de Francia en un episodio meteorológico de proporciones apocalípticas, que provocó una súbita inundación que en ciertos lugares alcanzó
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13 dead as flooding hits southwestern FranceTue, 16 Oct 2018 00:37:00 +0200.

At least 13 people died as violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwestern France on Monday in the latest episode of wild weather in Europe, officials said. Flash floods swamped a number of towns and villages around th
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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