Weather: Pas-de-Calais on orange alert due to the risk of flooding

Weather: Pas-de-Calais on orange alert due to the risk of flooding


The department of Pas-de-Calais was placed in orange vigilance for flood risks by Météo-France this Wednesday afternoon. According to forecasts, the rivers Liane and Hem will be affected.

A call for caution. Météo-France has put the department of Pas-de-Calais on orange alert for flood risks for this Wednesday, January 11th.

The department could experience major flooding on the Liane and Hem rivers, according to forecasts.

According to the weather service in its press release, “the first floods are expected in the night from Wednesday to Thursday”.

Regarding Liane and Hem, “major flooding is expected for the upstream parts of these sections (the Wirwignes and Guémy sectors respectively) on Thursday morning”.

The website vigicrues.gouv.fr also recalls that the orange vigilance remains the peak state for flooding in major cities, as recent days’ rainfall has significantly “soaked” the ground in the north and north-east of the country.

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