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Flash floods, blocked roads and railways in Occitanie

LanguedocLiving, Jul 16

Storms on Sunday evening and Monday morning hit some areas of Occitanie. Eight departments were on orange alert as at Sunday night, and the alert was extended through Monday.

Flash flooding occurred, which closed roads and train lines.

On Monday morning Ariège, Aveyron, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Tarn, and Tarn-et-Garonne were still on alert, with more torrential rain due.

Bouches-du-Rhône and Var were also placed on alert for storms later on Monday.

Rail services were cut between Toulouse and Narbonne, when several stations and lines were underwater.

Parts of the A63 and A64 motorways had to be closed due to rising water levels.

In some areas over 56mm of rain fell in 24 hours.

 

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