The government of the Pas-de-Calais province in France said on the evening of the 8th that due to heavy rainfall, approximately 192,000 residents around the A River, Liane River, and Conche River in northern France are facing the threat of flooding.
According to the German Press Agency, the rainfall in northern France in the past 20 days was three times the normal level for the same period. In some places, the rainfall in 6 days reached the rainfall in the entire month of November in normal years. 74 schools will be closed on the 9th and 10th. About 5,200 people had their drinking water supply cut off and could only use distributed bottled water. About 60 houses were flooded.
According to Agence France-Presse, dozens of towns in northern France have encountered flooding, and some sections of roads can only be passed by boat. Aerial pictures taken by France’s “Voice du Nord” showed that large areas of land were flooded.
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said on social platforms that seven people were injured in the floods and more than 1,500 firefighters participated in disaster relief.