Nine departments in the south of France are on orange rain-flood alert since Wednesday morning. In Béziers (Hérault), water begins to rise in the city center.

Nine departments are placed in vigilance orange rain-flooding by Météo-France since Wednesday morning. In Béziers (Hérault), the water begins to rise. He fell into the city more than a month of rain in an hour. Several axes of the city center are closed.

"We are flooded"

Thibault, a baker in the city center, tells Europe 1: "It's the flood, all the lights on the aisles have gone out, I have some machines that have jumped several times in the bakery. water seeping in and we have a false ceiling in the pastry shop that begins to collapse. " "We are inundated, if it rains like that until 18 hours, we will have to put a lot of money under repair and not at the bakery, we are all touched," he continues.

The prefect of Hérault recommends limiting travel "to the bare necessities". Bus and train traffic is also disrupted. Floods are also reported in the Pyrénées-Orientales.