The reactions after the floods
The president of the Occitanie Region, Carole Delga sent a press release on Monday afternoon, to respond to the tragic floods in the Aude. Mme Delga planned to be with the prime minister, Edouard Philippe, in Trèbes on Monday afternoon. She expressed her emotion at the heavy toll.
“We are shocked by the bad weather that took the lives of 13 people and is currently striking our region, and the Aude in particular. I extend my sincere condolences to the families of the victims. I salute the work of the rescue services that have been mobilised since Sunday night.
I am informed hour by hour of the evolution of the situation. The services of the Region are also on alert and we will of course be alongside the affected municipalities. I want to assure all inhabitants of Aude of my support ".
Reaction of the Catholic community of Aude
Monsignor Alain Planet, bishop of Carcassonne and Narbonne, also reacted at the beginning of the afternoon. “Our department is experiencing a drama, and the Catholic community extends its condolences to all those affected by these floods, and assures them of their prayers.” A nun was swept away by the water as she slept in her bed.
Condolences to all those who have been affected during this shocking devastation.
Hérault, Aveyron, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne and the Pyreenes-Orientales are still on orange alert, and are at risk of flooding due to heavy rain. Var, Bouche-du-Rhone, Gard, Drome, Ardeche, Lazare, Haute-Loire, Cantal, Puy-de-Dome, Lot, Gars, Haute-Garonne, Ariege are on yellow alert.
[The death toll was revised down to 10 after these statements were made. Ed]
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