• The accumulations of precipitation are beginning to have consequences on the levels of the rivers in the departments of Hautes-Pyrénées, Ariège and Haute-Garonne.

  • In Tarbes, the Adour thus got out of bed.

    In Toulouse, the Garonne is in flood and the town hall has closed the watertight doors located at the Port Viguerie and the Garonnette.

  • In the mountains, streams overflows, or even landslides or mudslides could occur when the rain-snow limit reaches 2,000 meters.

    The risk of avalanches is also important.

The accumulations of precipitation are beginning to have consequences on the levels of the rivers in the departments of Hautes-Pyrénées, Ariège and Haute-Garonne placed in red vigilance floods and floods by Météo-France.

"Since the beginning of the episode, during the night from Saturday to Sunday, we have already noted 100 to 130 mm in Haut-Béarn as well as in certain massifs of Hautes-Pyrénées and Ariège", indicates the service. forecast which records on average precipitation with intensities ranging from 3 to 6 mm of rain per hour on the relief.

In Tarbes, the Adour thus got out of bed.

The Garonne is nearly three meters long at Pont-Neuf

In the mountains, streams overflows, or even landslides or mudslides could occur when the rain-snow limit reaches 2,000 meters.

It should drop "from the beginning of the afternoon on the east of Ariège, and later at the end of the day and evening on the west", indicates Météo-France.

Forecasters expect accumulations of precipitation between yesterday and today, ranging from 50 to 80 mm in the plains, 100 to 130 mm in the first foothills, valleys and foothills and 150 to 250 mm in the mountains where the risk avalanche is important.

⚠️ The #Garonne is currently in flood in #Toulouse.


The watertight doors located at Port Viguerie and Garonnette are closed.


Be careful.

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- Toulouse City Hall - Alerts (@ToulouseAlertes) January 10, 2022

In Ariège, where the prefecture has opened a crisis unit (05.61.02.11.86), roads are already flooded in Orlu, Prades, Saint-Jean-de-Verges, Lagarde and L'Aiguillon.

The one leading to Andorra, via L'Hospitalet, was to reopen in the morning after being closed Sunday evening due to an avalanche, blocking dozens of motorists.

In Toulouse, the Garonne is in flood and the town hall has closed the watertight doors located at the Port Viguerie and the Garonnette.

At 10:30 am, the level of the river at Pont-Neuf had exceeded 2.93 meters according to Vigicrues.

The situation would be comparable to that of January 25, 2014 when the Garonne had reached 3.78 m at the Pont Neuf.

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