several villages affected in the Vaucluse
The rain has been falling in the Vaucluse since this afternoon. In Camaret-sur-Aigues, the mayor relocated two families. Sérignan is flooded. So far, firefighters aren’t worried.
The rain started falling around 3 p.m. on Wednesday. “We are feet in the water”, says the mayor of Sérignan, Julien Merle. The streams that descend from the mountain are very busy.
The village is flooded. The leisure center and other structures for children were evacuated. No injuries are reported. “For material damage, we will have to wait for the decline,” sue the mayor.
The crisis unit has been revealed. This evening, elected officials and technicians remain on standby. Help was offered by village neighbours. This is the fourth episode in two months, the strongest too.
The mayor of Camaret-sur-Aigues, Philippe de Beaugard, reports the flooding of a gymnasium and a crèche. Some roads were also closed.
Two families were relocated to the hotel for the night.
“The situation is healthy”, we say the firefighters of Vaucluse.
There is a risk of overflowing in Piolenc, on the Rieu river.
In the commune of Sérignan, the waterways also call for overflowing.
At 6 p.m., it was no longer raining. Still according to firefighters “it really needs to rain a lot more for the situation to get worse.” Volunteers make themselves known to indicate that they are available if needed. No personnel were mobilized on the spot.