By Amandine Mehl
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Since 4 p.m., this Thursday, November 16, 2023, the Meurthe-et-Moselle is placed in raw orange vigilance by Météo France. The department is also on yellow alert rain-flood.
Contacted by Lorraine News, Guillaume Séchetmeteorologist and founder of the site Weather Cities, make the point on the situation.
Heavy rains in the Vosges and storm Frederico will have consequences in Meurthe-et-Moselle
This is the stretch Meurthe upstream, south of Meurthe-et-Moselle, which is mainly concerned. “It has rained a lot in the last few days in the Vosges. The equivalent of two months of rain in fifteen days in certain places. As the Meurthe upstream section has its source in the Vosges, and significant rainfall is underway in the department, there will be consequences in Meurthe-et-Moselle,” says Mr. Séchet.
In addition to the level of groundwater which is already very high, there is storm Frederico. “This depression will make the waterways react. Forecasts indicate a rapid rise in the Meurthe upstream section. In Baccarat, the rise is announced quite spectacular in the night,” specifies the meteorologist.
A risk of flooding in the south of Meurthe-et-Moselle
Given the weather situation, there is a risk of flooding even if it is difficult “to say to what extent”.
For now, the sections Mortagne And Vezouze are placed on yellow alert. However, Guillaume Séchet makes it known that a sudden rise in water levels is possible near Thiébauménil.
In Lorraine, the Vosges also placed on orange flood alert
Overall, Meurthe-et-Moselle will be located at the heart of depression In the evening. The storm is then expected to head towards Germany.
On Friday, the rivers will be in flood all day. It won’t be resolved like that. Concerning precipitation, rain is expected tomorrow, but less intensely. There will be showers throughout the day, but not continuously.
In total, six departments French are currently placed on orange flood alert. In Lorraine, there are also Vosges.
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