The south of France in a state of alert

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Very heavy rains fell or were expected on the Aveyron, Hérault and Gard • Haunted by memories of the floods of September 2002, 24 who had died, the authorities are trying to anticipate.

Faced with a threatening weather in the southeast, the authorities are desperate to avoid being overwhelmed. While heavy rains are expected Tuesday in the Gard and Herault placed in "red alert" by weather France, governments, haunted by the September floods 2002 24 who had died in the region, triggered a commotion of combat. Shortly after the announcement by Météo-France the passage of these two departments at the highest level of alert, the Interior Ministry has sounded the "mobilization" by a series of precautionary measures: Early school bus, setting security or evacuation of campsites, traffic limitation from 18h00. "We're in the same weather patterns that 2002," said a source close to the Interior Ministry.

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