The northern regions of France were hit by heavy rainfall. There were floods in the Pas-de-Calais department. Fields and roads were flooded. The French weather service Meteo France issued flood warnings of the third and highest level there.
Meteo France has issued a level three warning, marked in red, for flooding in the Pas-de-Calais department. Orange alerts are also in force for heavy rainfall in the north and west of the country.
Flooded fields and roads
Heavy rainfall hit the Pas-de-Calais department on the night from Sunday to Monday. Heavy rain caused the River Liane to swell. Floodwaters inundated the town of Hesdigneul-lès-Boulogne, which is located near the town of Boulogne-sur-Mer.
According to French radio France Bleu, school classes were suspended in about thirty communes of the Pas-de-Calais department.
Drone recordings show flooded fields and roads. The fire brigade had their hands full. She conducted over 400 interventions. The firefighters’ actions consisted of pumping water from the flooded areas.
Meteo France reported that between 30 and 55 liters of water per square meter fell in the region overnight. According to forecasters, it will also rain heavily on the night from Monday to Tuesday.
Reuters, lefigaro.fr, francebleu.fr
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