May 22, 2022

more rain and wind to come, the inhabitants of Reunion must continue to confine themselves

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12h15 : It’s noon, here is a new reminder of the main titles:

“The worst is not over”, warns the prefect of Reunion. The hurricane red alert is maintained and he calls on Reunion Islanders to be extremely vigilant: the hurricane is stagnating and the rains are intensifying. Follow the situation in our live.

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• The Turkish president is trying to mediate in Kiev between his Ukrainian ally and Russia. US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone yesterday and they “affirmed their support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”, according to the US executive.

11h03 : “We are in the most impactful period, in terms of swell and wind.”

Once again, the prefect of Reunion warns of the risk of floods. It is “often behind the cyclone than the cloud bands” can have strong effects, he warns.

11h00 : The tropical cyclone slows down and stagnates near the island of Reunion. “He has been stationary for a few hours, we remain in the immediate periphery” with winds up to “150 km/h in the heights”, specifies Emmanuel Cloppet, regional director of Météo-France.

10h06 : The prefect of Reunion invites Reunionese who live near these rivers to go to accommodation centres. In total, “134 accommodation centers have been equipped by the municipalities, which represents 5,600 places currently available, occupied by nearly 200 people”, he detailed.

10h05 : Remember, however, that the rains are expected to intensify. Six waterways are on yellow alert and are “likely to go into orange vigilance during the day”, said the prefect of Reunion, just now. For now, the hurricane red alert is maintained.

09h54 : It rained a lot, but nothing more. “For the plain of palm trees, it’s not heavy rainfall, it’s mostly wind”, says a municipal policeman.

09h03 : It’s 9 o’clock, let’s do a new reminder of the main titles:

“The worst is not over”, warns the prefect of Reunion, Jacques Billant. The hurricane red alert is maintained and he calls on Reunionese to be extremely vigilant because the rains will intensify in the hours to come. Follow the situation in our live.

• Nordahl Lelandais, who admits having killed Maëlys, is tried before the Assize Court of Isère. Our journalist Catherine Fournier looks back on the evening of August 26 to 27, 2017, when the 8-year-old girl disappeared during a wedding in Pont-de-Beauvoisin (Isère). The facts begin to be addressed from today.

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08h15 : “Trees have fallen, I have roof boards gone.”

“We lost the electricity, the cable is held by trees”, says Gabrielle Charritat while the hurricane red alert is maintained. She “dreads” the intensification of the rains “because of the landslides that it could create”.

07h55 : The rains that fall on the island of Reunion are important, without reaching records, notes the Keraunos observatory.

07h51 : The prefect of Reunion calls “to the extreme vigilance in terms of floods and rising waters” car “the worst is not over”. The rains will intensify with the passage of the tail of the cyclone. He specifies that six watercourses are on yellow alert and are “likely to go into orange vigilance during the day”. Jacques Billant invites Reunionese who live near these rivers to go to accommodation centres. In total, “134 accommodation centers have been equipped by the municipalities, which represents 5,600 places currently available, occupied by nearly 200 people”.

07h30 : “The worst is not over.”

The prefect of Reunion invites the population to be vigilant. He must hold a new press briefing in a few hours. Reconnaissance operations on the island are to take place during the day.

06h24 : What is the balance sheet so far? Twelve people were injured. Water cuts affect 30,000 people and some 36,000 homes are without electricity.

06h21 : For now, the hurricane red alert is maintained. Batisirai will continue to cause intense rains, strong swells. The authorities call for caution and always invite residents not to leave their homes.

06h18 : When the red alert can be lifted, it will be accompanied by vigilance”, warns the prefect of Reunion, Jacques Billant, who has just completed his press briefing.

06h15 : Back to school on Reunion Island “will be on Monday”, announces the prefect of Reunion. Follow his press conference live here.

06h13 : The message from the Reunion prefecture is clear: “Red alert remains in full effect”. The inhabitants of Reunion remain confined to their homes because of the cyclone. Rain and wind will intensify, report our colleagues from Réunion La 1ère.

07h29 : Let’s start with a first reminder of the main ones:

• The red alert “remains in full force”. The inhabitants of Reunion remain confined to their homes because of cyclone Batsirai, which carries torrential rains. According to a point from the Reunion prefecture at 6:30 a.m. local time (3:30 a.m. Paris time), the storm remains in the category “cyclone tropical intense” and is 200 km from the island.

• The official ceremony takes place tomorrow but curling has already launched the sports competitions. Can France do even better than the 15 medals (including 5 gold), brought back from PeyongChang? Franceinfo sport believes in it and tells us why.

• People infected after two doses of vaccine will keep their vaccine pass, even without a booster dose, announced Olivier Véran, the Minister of Health. We explain this announcement by the Minister of Health in this article.

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