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France: Violent Wind: 2020/10/02 Country Information on DRR

Period 2020/10/02
Country or District France
Event Type Violent Wind
Outline Storm Alex hit border regions of France and Italy, bringing record rainfall in places and causing heavy flooding that swept away roads and damaged homes on 2 October 2020.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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BBC 2020/10/04
Meteorological agency Météo-France said 450mm (17.7in) of rain fell in some areas over 24 hours - the equivalent of nearly four months at this time of year, reports Reuters news agency. A number of villages north of Nice in France suffered serious damage from floods and landslides, with roads, bridges and homes destroyed. Up to 20 people are either missing or have not checked in with relatives.