In the Alpes-Maritimes, rescue after the storm

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Breil-sur-Roya, in the Alpes Maritimes (south-eastern France), a village ravaged by storm Alex.

RFI / Alexis Bédu

By: Alexis Bedu Follow

5 mins

The bad weather last weekend caused a lot of damage: destroyed houses, roads cut off by swollen rivers.

Emmanuel Macron will visit the different valleys this afternoon.

He will go to a village still isolated and accessible only by helicopter.

On the French side, four people died, eight are missing according to a provisional assessment.

Report in Breil on Roya, one of the villages most affected by the storm.


The village of Breil-sur-Roya after storm Alex


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