Overall Green alert Flood
in France

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102550
Death: 0
Displaced: 501
Countries: France
From - To 29 Mar - 01 Apr


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France - Floods (ECHO 02 Apr 2024)Tue, 02 Apr 2024 10:04

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting western, central and eastern France (mainly Centre-Val de Loire, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Regions) since 30 March, causing floods and rivers overflow (in particular Creuse, Gartempe and Vienne Rivers) that have resulted in population evacuation, casulties and damage.
  • Media report, as of 2 April, approximately 750 evacuated people (of which more than 150 in two evacuation centres) across the Indre-et-Loire Department (Centre-Val de Loire Region). In addition, media also report one person still missing across the Haute-Vienne Department (Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region).
  • Moreover, the Interdepartmental Crisis Management Operational Centre (COGIC) reports 18 rescued people in the Côte-d'Or Department (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region).
  • Over the next 24 hours, more rainfall is forecast over most of France, particularly over western and central Regions.
Central and Eastern France, Late March 2024Heavy rainfall in late March 2024 caused rivers to rise in central and eastern departments of France including Saône-et-Loire, Côte-d'Or and Yonne.Tue 2 Apr 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),