France: Floods and torrential rainfall hit Burgundy; Flood danger Haute-Marne this weekend – 040513 2305z

Floods hit eastern France on Friday, forcing rescue workers to evacuate homes in Burgundy and save three people trapped in their car as a river burst its banks. The downpour was expected to continue Saturday in some areas.

The river Ouche’s waters were the highest they have ever been east of the Burgundy city of Dijon on Saturday morning, officials announced, leading to the evacuation of houses in the area. Weather forecaster Meteo France on Saturday lifted its alert for seven departments, including the Jura, the Doubs, Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin but kept it for the Cote d’Or and the Yonne in Burgundy and the Haute-Marne, the Vosges and Meurthe-et-Moselle further east. Further south heavy rain has pounded the Rhone-Alpes region since Thursday. On Friday: The equivalent of a month’s rainfall fell in 12 hours in Saone-et-Loire in Burgundy and rescue workers were called out 210 times; About 100 people were moved out of their houses near Pont-et-Massene lake for fear of flooding; Firefighters saved three people trapped in their car as the river Ouche burst its banks; Two streets in Dijon and some communes near the city were evacuated; The Sevenne river damaged roads when it burst its banks; Ferry services in Lyon were suspended because the Saone river was so high they could not pass under bridges. The waters are expected to continue to rise in Haute-Marne this weekend, leading to the danger of floods. Interior Minister Manuel Valls is following the situation in the Cote d’Or “with great attention”, his office announced.

Saturday, 04 May, 2013 at 13:42 (01:42 PM) UTC RSOE

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Flood waters reach the roof of a building in a village near the eastern town of Troyes

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By RFI

Floods hit eastern France on Friday, forcing rescue workers to evacuate homes in Burgundy and save three people trapped in their car as a river burst its banks. The downpour was expected to continue Saturday in some areas.

The river Ouches waters were the highest they have ever been east of the Burgundy city of Dijon on Saturday morning, officials announced, leading to the evacuation of houses in the area.

Weather forecaster Mto France on Saturday lifted its alert for seven departments, including the Jura, the Doubs, Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin but kept it for the Cte dOr and the Yonne in Burgundy and the Haute-Marne, the Vosges and Meurthe-et-Moselle further east.

Further south heavy rain has pounded the Rhne-Alpes region since Thursday.

On Friday:

  • The equivalent of a months rainfall fell in 12 hours in Sane-et-Loire in Burgundy and rescue workers were called out 210 times;
  • About 100 people were moved out of their houses near Pont-et-Massene lake for fear of flooding;
  • Firefighters saved three people trapped in their car as the river Ouche burst its banks;
  • Two streets in Dijon and some communes near the city were evacuated;
  • The Sevenne river damaged roads when it burst its banks;
  • Ferry services in Lyon were suspended because the Sane river was so high they could not pass under bridges.

The waters are expected to continue to rise in Haute-Marne this weekend, leading to the danger of floods.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls is following the situation in the Cte dOr with great attention, his office announced.

French:

Inondations Est de la France, vendredi, obligeant les secouristes vacuer les maisons en Bourgogne et sauver trois personnes coinces dans leur voiture comme une rivire a dbord. L’averse devrait se poursuivre samedi certains endroits.
Les eaux de la rivire Ouche taient les plus levs qu’ils ne l’ont jamais t l’est de la ville de Dijon Bourgogne, le samedi matin, les autorits ont annonc, conduisant l’vacuation des maisons dans la rgion. Mto prvisionniste de Mto France, le samedi a lev son alerte pour sept dpartements, notamment le Jura, le Doubs, Bas-Rhin et du Haut-Rhin, mais gard pour la Cte d’Or et l’Yonne en Bourgogne et la Haute-Marne, les Vosges et Meurthe-et-Moselle l’est. De fortes pluies, plus au sud a pilonn la rgion Rhne-Alpes depuis jeudi. Le vendredi: L’quivalent des prcipitations d’un mois est tomb en 12 heures en Sane-et-Loire en Bourgogne et secouristes ont t appels 210 fois, environ 100 personnes ont t dplaces de leurs maisons prs du lac de Pont-et-Massne par crainte d’inondations ; Les pompiers ont sauv deux personnes coinces dans leur voiture comme la rivire Ouche sorti de son lit, deux rues de Dijon et quelques communes prs de la ville ont t vacus; La rivire Sevenne endommag les routes quand il sortit de son lit; services de ferry Lyon ont t suspendues en raison de la Sane la rivire tait si grande qu’ils ne pouvaient pas passer sous les ponts. Les eaux devraient continuer augmenter en Haute-Marne ce week-end, ce qui conduit au danger des inondations. Ministre de l’Intrieur Manuel Valls suit la situation en Cte d’Or “avec une grande attention”, a annonc son bureau.

Samedi 4 mai 2013 13:42 (13:42) UTC RSOE
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Les eaux de crue atteignent le toit d’un btiment dans un village prs de la ville orientale de Troyes
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Par RFI

Inondations Est de la France, vendredi, obligeant les secouristes vacuer les maisons en Bourgogne et sauver trois personnes coinces dans leur voiture comme une rivire a dbord. L’averse devrait se poursuivre samedi certains endroits.

Les eaux de la rivire Ouche taient les plus levs qu’ils ne l’ont jamais t l’est de la ville de Dijon Bourgogne, le samedi matin, les autorits ont annonc, conduisant l’vacuation des maisons dans la rgion.

Mto prvisionniste de Mto France, le samedi a lev son alerte pour sept dpartements, notamment le Jura, le Doubs, Bas-Rhin et du Haut-Rhin, mais gard pour la Cte d’Or et l’Yonne en Bourgogne et la Haute-Marne, les Vosges et Meurthe-et-Moselle l’est.

De fortes pluies, plus au sud a pilonn la rgion Rhne-Alpes depuis jeudi.

Le vendredi:

L’quivalent des prcipitations d’un mois est tomb en 12 heures en Sane-et-Loire en Bourgogne et secouristes ont t appels 210 fois;
Environ 100 personnes ont t dplaces de leurs maisons prs du lac de Pont-et-Massne par crainte d’inondations;
Les pompiers ont sauv deux personnes prises au pige dans leur voiture comme la rivire Ouche sorti de son lit;
Deux rues de Dijon et quelques communes prs de la ville ont t vacus;
La rivire Sevenne endommag les routes quand il sortit de son lit;
Les services de ferry Lyon ont t suspendues en raison de la Sane tait si grande qu’ils ne pouvaient pas passer sous les ponts.

Les eaux devraient continuer augmenter en Haute-Marne ce week-end, ce qui conduit au danger des inondations.

Ministre de l’Intrieur Manuel Valls suit la situation en Cte d’Or “avec une grande attention”, a annonc son bureau.

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