Red alert for Var and Alpes-Maritimes

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The Var and Alpes-Maritimes departments were on red alert for floods on Sunday.

Heavy rains and storms hit on Sunday, and Météo France placed Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Drôme and Vaucluse on orange alert, and Var and the Alpes-Maritimes on red alert for flood and thunderstorm risk.

Météo France has forecast up to 100mm of rainfall/sqm across “most of the southern half of the Var”, and between 80mm/ and 200mm/sqm in Alpes-Maritimes.

“Very serious flooding is possible. Driving conditions on the roads may be extremely difficult, visibility will be reduced and there may be considerable disruption to train travel”.