Saturday, 19 June 2010

Flash floods in South of France

A couple of days ago the part of South of France where I grew up was hit by torrential rain and flash floods. In Callas, the village where I grew up, there wasn't much damage. Figanieres, the village down the road, was badly hit, as you can see on the movie below.


This was shot and posted by jakou83. It is very impressive.

According to the regional news paper Nice Matin, in the whole of Var (part of the region where this happened), the count is now of 25 dead and 14 persons still missing. My parents told me they had never seen rain like this, then in another city Draguignan, it is the biggest rainfall recorded since 1827. My heart goes out to all the victims of this disaster. Usual the region is hit by forest fires during the summer, not flash floods. As I have already said in previous posts, I think mother nature is teaching us lessons and Earth is very fed up with the way we treat her...

3 comments:

Arlene said...

That was hard to watch. Those poor people. I hope no one you know was affected by that. We sure are beset all over the world these days with an angry Mother Nature.

maryandsean said...

It does seem like there's extreme weather these days. I agree with you about mother nature reacting!

Babs said...

Arlene, it is horrible isn't it? None of my friends I have heard from have been affected, thanks.
Maryandsean, you are right the weather is just crazy...

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