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SAFER action N°113 : France 2011
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SAFER action N°113 - France

Flash floods


The 3rd of November 2011, the Hérault River reached a red vigilance level on the Vigicrues flood-watch site whereas on the Météo France weather vigilance map 3 Departments (Hérault, Aveyron, Lozère) went red and 5 Departments (Tarn, Bouches-du-Rhône, Haute-Loire, Gard et Ardèche) hit orange vigilance levels with respect to serious flood risks. The red vigilance level was triggered upriver due a "confirmed intensification of precipitation expected for the end of the afternoon and the following night" according to a Météo France communiqué. "Over the Cevennes chain, rainfall was recorded at between 150 and 250 mm, cumulating locally at 300 mm. This rainfall event is worrying by its duration, but equally because of the risk of locally intense downpours" affirms Météo France. Furthermore, a strong East to South-East wind was announced, with gusts of 80 to 100 kmph on the coast, which could lead to a sea level rise and the filling-up of coastal river estuaries.

Products List:

P01 - P02

P02 - Disaster Extent Map - Detail

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Location:
Var, France
Theme:
Flood extent - Situation the 9th of November 2011
Scale:
1 : 25000
Principal Imagery:
Radarsat-2 (6.25 m) acquired the 9th of November 2011

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Google Earth file

The map is optimised for A1 printing - Production date: 10/11/2011 - 12:00

P01 - Disaster Extent Map - Overview

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Location:
Hérault, France
Theme:
Flood extent - Situation the 5th of November 2011
Scale:
1 : 30000
Principal Imagery:
Cosmo-SkyMed (5 m) acquired the 5th of November 2011

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Google Earth file

The map is optimised for A1 printing - Production date: 06/11/2011 - 01:00