The south of France has to deal with heavy storms and enormous rainfall. The highest red warning level has now been imposed in the port city of Marseille.
Marseille – While the severe storms in Germany * in many places at the beginning of the week subsided a little, the meteorological situation in the French port city of Marseille looks different.
After a rainy and stormy weekend, more storms hit the south-east of the country. Schools were closed at the beginning of the week in three departments on the coast.
In addition, Marseilles Mayor Benoît Payan called on the population not to leave the house. The city’s school children were brought to safety by security guards, and all courses at the University of Aix-Marseille were also canceled. Gyms have also been set up for the homeless and other vulnerable people to provide shelter. Neighboring regions were confronted with torrential rains as early as September.
Storm in the south of France: Red warning level in the port city of Marseille
The Bouches-du-Rhône department, in which the city of Marseille, which has almost 860,000 inhabitants, is located, received the highest warning level red with regard to the risk of flooding. The security authorities warn people not to stay near the coast. Massively flooded streets can be seen on videos circulating on the Internet.
Triste scene à #Marseille où tous ces déchets finiront dans la mer Méditerranée… Les discussions entre les groupes syndicaux et la métropole ne doivent pas nous faire oublier l’essentiel: nous sommes tous responsables de nos mers et nos océans! pic.twitter.com/EzHuSdRAPe
– Annick Girardin (@AnnickGirardin) October 4, 2021
Train traffic also had to be partially interrupted in the affected area. Some people also had to leave their homes because the Huveaune River threatened to overflow. The regions of Var and Alpes-Maritimes were also affected by the severe storm.
In northern Germany a few days ago, several people were washed into the water by a cyclone – there were several seriously injured. (PF / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA