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The Aude was placed under orange rain-flood alert on Wednesday morning by Météo-France, and is thus added to the neighboring Pyrénées-Orientales. The end of this intense rainy episode due to the Gloria storm is scheduled for Thursday around noon. It was raining over a large part of Occitania this Wednesday morning, a particularly heavy rain over the Pyrénées-Orientales, which was to become thunderstorm by mid-morning. These abundant bad weather were to propagate towards Aveyron.

During the last 48 hours, significant cumulative rain over # PyrénéesOrientales and #Aude.
remarkable values: 185mm in Argelès, 180mm in Amélie les Bains, 170mm in Prades, 107mm in Perpignan
#vigilanceOrange #Gloria
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- VigiWeatherFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) January 22, 2020

“The strong east sector wind in the Mediterranean continues to block the rains and snowfall on the Pyrénées-Orientales. The activity remains strong all day, giving sustained and stormy rains at times, snow is abundant from 1,600 to 1,800 meters, ”reports Météo-France. "On the coast of the Pyrenees-Orientales, the swell and strong waves from east to northeast will hinder the flow of rivers, which results in yellow vigilance waves-submersion," adds the organization.

260 homes without electricity

This episode was due to a storm that previously struck northeastern Spain, killing three people. Snow fell in significant quantities in the area of ​​Mont Canigou, the “sacred mountain” of the Catalans (40 cm from Monday to Tuesday morning and 65 cm from Tuesday to Wednesday morning), Météo-France reports. "The risk of an avalanche is high (4 out of 5) this morning in the Canigou sector", specifies the organization.

This avalanche activity, scheduled to last 24 hours, is observed on average every ten years. Tuesday late afternoon, some 260 homes were still without electricity, after a brief peak at 7,000 homes a few hours earlier in the agglomeration of Perpignan, according to the prefecture.

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