Missing since Tuesday evening, a person was found in the Gard Seine and saved.
The 65-year-old man had “found refuge at the time of the rising waters”, according to the prefecture, while it was feared that he had fallen into a stream. All search operations are therefore stopped.
The weather situation could worsen. Briefly placed on red alert on Tuesday in the face of the risk of flooding following thunderstorms and heavy rains, the Gard could undergo new meteorological episodes of the same type in the coming hours.
“We are particularly vigilant in Hérault and Gard, where we fear other episodes of this type in the coming hours and days”, declared Gérald Darmanin on Tuesday, adding that the state of natural disaster would be triggered next week. .
8 departments in orange vigilance
In its 6 o’clock bulletin, Météo France announces “strong rainfall intensities of the order of 80 to 100mm in a short time locally for Hérault and Gard, 50 to 80 mm for Ardèche and Drôme”.
In total, 8 departments are now affected by the orange alert for thunderstorms, rain-flooding and / or floods: Drôme, Ardèche, Gard, Hérault, Aveyron, Cantal, Puy -de-Dôme and Allier.