November 30, 2021

a dozen schools closed Tuesday in Marseille

Red vigilance was lifted Monday for the Bouches-du-Rhône, Monday evening; Corn “vigilance remains essential”, indicates the prefect Christophe Mirmand.

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A dozen schools will remain closed Tuesday, October 4 in Marseille after heavy rains fell in the region in the last 24 hours, said Monday on franceinfo Christophe Mirmand, the prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône and the Provence-Alpes region. French Riviera. Technical verifications will be made to ensure the safety of the buildings. Outside of Marseille, “some municipalities have taken the same decision in order to be able to carry out security checks on all reception facilities“, specifies Christophe Mirmand.

Monday evening, if the rain continues to fall – between 60 and 80 mm, and locally up to 100 mm – “vigilance remains essential”, indicates the prefect. The Bouches-du-Rhône were on orange vigilance for “rain-flooding” until 8 p.m. They will go back to green from 10 p.m. But the prefect stresses that a flood alert continues, in particular for the Huveaune river “who deserves to be watched”.

The SDIS 13 firefighters have carried out 230 interventions since Monday morning. Between 30 and 40 are still in progress. For Marseille, the marine firefighters have carried out 130 interventions since the beginning of the morning. The damage remains “relatively limited” in the Bouches-du-Rhône, specifies the prefect. People have seen their homes flooded with water and mud. Cars were drowned. “Their enumeration is in progress”, explains the prefect. There were rescue operations in the communes of Aubagne, Cassis or Allauch. In Aix-en-Provence, a housing estate has been evacuated. About thirty people are concerned.

In Marseille, in the Olives district, five houses are in danger due to a landslide. Eleven people were evacuated and relocated. “This is a situation that will have to be carefully considered in the hours and days to come”, adds Christophe Mirmand.