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France: Flood: 2002/09/10 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/09/10
Country or District France
Event Type Flood
Outline At least 19 people have been killed in floods which have swept through parts of southern France. Another 12 are missing. The floods were triggered by torrential rain which swept across the Gard, Herault and Vaucluse departments. As the flood waters rose, power supplies were cut to tens of thousands of homes. At least 1,000 people were evacuated, and several bridges were swept away.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
BBC news 2002/09/12
Dead: at least 21 people
Missing: 11 people

damage to 18 bridges At least 3,000 people forced out of their homes were staying in temporary shelters.

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