1,600 people evacuated due to flash flooding in France

11 August, 2018, 04:41 | Author: Sherry Houston
  • France floods: German man missing, 1600 campers evacuated

A man is missing and 1,600 people have been rescued after severe flooding hit parts of southern France popular with British holidaymakers overnight.

About 750 people, mostly from campsites, were evacuated in the Gard region alone, local authorities announced last night.

French rescuers are still searching for an elderly German man who went missing after floodwaters ripped through a campsite in southern France on Thursday.

The flash flooding came about after a hot spell in France, and the Ceze and L'Ardeche rivers quickly burst their banks.

The worst-hit areas are in the south, with Gard, Ardeche and Drome seeing extreme flooding.

A 70-year-old German man is now missing from a summer camp in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, and other 400 emergency services personnel have been called in.

"The level and speed of the river today was extraordinary - we woke up in about a foot of water", Rachel Buchanan said.

Trapped by a fast-flowing torrent, he sought shelter inside his caravan - but the vehicle was swept away, the AFP news agency reports.

The bad weather caused large power cuts and a man who was working in a summer camp was reported missing
The bad weather caused large power cuts and a man who was working in a summer camp was reported missing

'Driving in our camper van was very frightening as the road by the river was completely under water and waterfalls had appeared from nowhere, crashing down the gorge'.

Ten people were taken to hospitals to be treated for minor injuries, including four German children with hypothermia.

'No one has suitcases.

Tents have been destroyed and roads overwhelmed with water after nearly three inches of rain fell in under 24 hours, causing rivers to overflow at a rapid rate.

Residents in the area were urged to monitor the weather and give flood waters time to recede.

Several parts of central and southeast France are on flood alert after a blazing heatwave ended abruptly in storms on Thursday.

Electricity supplies have been cut in some villages, while roads have been gridlocked because of the number of people trying to get to high ground.

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