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Widespread water and electricity outages in northern France due to flooding

As a result of unprecedented flooding in northern France, many schools have been closed and widespread power and water outages have been reported for residents.

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According to the report of the international group Tasnim news agency quoting “SRF”, there is a risk of further flooding in northern France after new heavy rains and flash floods. Therefore, schools in the Pas de Calais region will be closed until the weekend.

The orange level of severe weather warning is applied in the region, although with the new rain, the authorities may will increase to the red level. About 192,000 people in the area are at risk of flooding, officials said. The floods have affected the Aa and Liane river areas and affected dozens of towns. are distributed there. Since the beginning of the week, due to these weather conditions, the fire department has been called to about 2,500 missions. and stay in the upper floors of their homes.

The French Meteorological Organization announced: On Thursday morning, a new regime with heavy showers in the south-west flow in the extreme north of the country , especially in the western half of Pas de Calais will be established. This organization added: the total rainfall (…) in this area will reach 50 to 70 mm and at the local level even 80 to 90 mm.

According to the service report Meteorologically, it has rained more in the past few days than in the past three months in parts of northern France. The last time such rainfall was measured at this time of year in the Pas de Calais region was 30 years ago.

Due to the continued risk of flooding, 74 schools in the north France will be closed on Thursday and Friday. The Pas de Calais administration announced Wednesday evening that 192,000 people in the catchment of the Aa, Hem, Liane and Canche rivers are at risk of flooding after heavy rains. A severe orange weather warning level was put in place for the region on Thursday.

Fire services have been deployed to 860 missions since the flooding began on Monday. Drinking water was cut off for 5,200 people and aid workers distributed bottled water. As a precaution, power was cut to 60 flooded homes.

Continuous rain has caused small rivers in northern France to overflow their banks, according to the weather agency Météo France. In the last 20 days, there has been three times more rain than usual.

Aerial photographs taken by the newspaper “La Voix du Nord” show extensive flooded areas. gives.

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