How to Be Safe during Heavy Rains in France

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France is know for its wonderful Sunshine but there are certain times of the year that it rains a lot in some of the departments close to the Mediterranean sea.

The French goverment released a bulletin with 8 tips and noted that the departments mostly concerned are: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes Maritimes, Ardèche, Aveyron, Aude, Bouches-du-Rhône, Corse-du-Sud, Haute-Corse, Drôme, Gard, Hérault, Lozère, Pyrénées-Orientales, Var, Vaucluse.

Tip One
Keep yourself informed by TV, Radio and Social Media so you can be aware of what is happening.

Tip Two
Postpone travel

Take care of neighbors and vunerable people close by such as the elderly. Keep in contact.

Avoid water courses and do not park on the side of rivers or on bridges.

Do not go out, stay in your building and especially do not stay under a tree to avoid the risk of being struck by lightning.

Do not go down into basements or underground parking. Instead take refuge at a higher level.

Do not go out in a car or on foot. Remember less than 30 cm of water is enough to lift a car and have it float away.

Do not go to pick your children up from school they are safe.

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Source: Government of France Details and infographic in French here