Overall Green alert Flood
in France

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

GDACS ID FL 1100750
Death: 2
Displaced: 8
Countries: France
From - To 28 Jan - 05 Feb

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Guadeloupe, Early February 2021Heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding in Basse-Terre Island, Guadeloupe from 03 February 2021. In a statement, the Prefecture of Guadeloupe said that the passage of severe weather over Basse-Terre Island on 03 February 2021, caused the sudden rise of rivers in areas of Petit-Bourg, Pointe-Noire, Vieux-Habitants and Capesterre-Belle-Eau. Around 15 people were rescued by helicopter in Petit-Bourg. Three people were reported missing. As of 04 February, the body of one of the missing was found in Petit-Bourg. One person is still missing in the area. Another person was found safe in Capesterre Belle-Eau. Meteo-France Antilles-Guyane said the highest accumulation of rain was measured in Corossol (Mamelles-Pointe-Noire) and Providence (Petit-Bourg) with 86.5 mm and 64.9 mm respectively during a 6 hour period on 03 February, 2021. Meteo-France Antilles-Guyane added that the intensity of the rainfall was unusual.Wed 3 Feb 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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