DIRECTLY. New storm warning, music festival ends at 10pm.

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Météo France has placed the Charente department on orange alert from 23:00 until 09:00 on Wednesday, 22 June 2022. This phenomenon may be accompanied by hail and winds of up to 80 km per hour locally, as well as heavy rains with accumulations of up to 30 to 50 mm. In this context, the governor of Charente has decided to end outdoor sports, festive and cultural events and markets from 10 pm to 6 am. What greatly amputees the music festival. Also, travel after 11 pm is not recommended.

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Three schools affected in Angoulême

The city said on its Facebook page that three schools in Angoulême were damaged in last night’s storm. Ronsard de Ma Campagne kindergarten and the Alfred-de-Vigny school in the Victor-Hugo district were flooded, and agents intervened early this morning. It affected the Ferme des Valettes school more: flooding, collapsing ceilings, wet games… Children could not be placed there.

Elected officials clear roads in Champniers

After the storm, the mayor of Champniers, Michaël Laville, and four other elected officials crisscrossed the town to save streets and roads blocked by branches and trees. “We also consoled some residents who were waiting for the firefighters to arrive and secured the nets. said the mayor. “ This is not an act of heroism, just the life of a chosen one…”

Tired of flooding in La Grand-Font

On rue Chopin in Angoulême’s La Grand-Font district, local residents are sadly used to exercising. “We have the right every two years, when it starts to rain a little heavy the street acts as a basin, a good meter fills up and our houses are flooded”He says he disappointed Henri T., who has lived in the neighborhood for more than 25 years.

On Chopin Street, the rains caused massive flooding, resulting in extensive damage to vehicles parked there.


On Chopin Street, the rains caused massive flooding, resulting in extensive damage to vehicles parked there.

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In the surrounding area, roads and sidewalks were badly damaged. The owner of a car who had the misfortune of parking on Chopin Street found it filled with water, with flat tires.

But this point of the city is well known to the services of the town hall: it is one of the lowest points suitable for collecting all the water flowing from the Victor-Hugo sector. In 2021, large retention studies were carried out, which were apparently insufficient. The residents are sad and self-absorbed. ” frightened “ to the idea of ​​experiencing a new stormy chapter.

New orange wake tonight

Charente did not end with storms. The department returns to orange alert from 11 a.m. this Tuesday evening to 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The impressive flood at the Saint-Jospeh clinic

Here is a video of the impressive flooding suffered by the Saint-Joseph clinic in Angoulême. The clinic located under the slopes of Jardin Vert is severely affected.

Houmeau district Angouleme

Observation time at 6 rue Jean-Didelon in the Angoulême district. After a restless night of torrential rains and heavy storms, residents of social host Logélia’s residence brought out sponges, squeegees and buckets to unclog their homes. Heavy rains and winds in excess of 110 km/h got in the way of the all-new roofs. Water leaking from the ceilings dripped all over the walls. The damage is substantial and most of the beneficiaries’ personal belongings were destroyed in the disaster. 12 houses on the street were affected.

He panicked with the children. They began to vomit with fear. We tried to stop the leaking but it was raining constantly in the house. The stairs were like waterfalls.

“Everything was destroyed in just a few minutes, explains Nadia Azzoug. He panicked with the children. They began to vomit with fear. We tried to stop the leaking but it was raining constantly in the house. The stairs were like a waterfall, it was very dangerous, we took shelter in the garage. »

Logélia teams came to the field in the morning hours to relieve residents and offer them an accommodation solution in the face of new bad weather conditions announced from Tuesday evening, June 21st. “We were able to clearly identify the problem”explains Logélia. This is a defect on the manufacturer’s side. Small size roof gutters could not withstand the storm. Water ran everywhere. »

Ceilings are starting to get moldy in Logélia apartments this morning.  Reason: faulty construction.


Ceilings are starting to get moldy in Logélia apartments this morning. Reason: faulty construction.

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The social host ensures that all work is done from September. ” Very far “Local residents fear new weather risks during the summer months due to the very uncertain weather conditions that Charente has been experiencing for several months.

Several drivers were stranded in the Madeleine tunnel shortly after the storm last night. Vehicles stuck in water.

Photograph by Christophe Chiron

Photograph by Christophe Chiron

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As Enedis noted, 2,100 homes were still without electricity at noon. 3,900 were diagnosed at 8:30 am. “Most should be restored by 3 or 5 this afternoon and gradually.”, Denotes Eric Danché in Enedis. Power outages affect the entire department, especially the south and the slums of Angoulême. Thus, 344 customers were still without electricity at Ruelle.

In Ruelle, as elsewhere in Charente, there have been numerous blackouts since Monday evening. At noon, 344 customers were left without electricity. Also, the street Léo Lagrange needs to be cut this afternoon to allow firefighters to intervene in a chimney that is in danger of collapsing. And the merchants on Camille Pelletant street were flooded. City crews worked most of the night to help them. Great solidarity.

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A user posted on Twitter a compelling video of the arc that preceded the arrival of the storm cell above Angoulême and heralded the heavy hail yesterday. A video retweeted by the French storm observatory Keraunos.

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After tonight’s heavy storm Monday through Tuesday, it’s time to stock up. The province of Charente states that 531 requests for assistance were received by Charentais between 8 pm and 2 pm. “ No problem getting help “Assures Governor Cindy Léoni’s chief of staff.

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A total of 151 firefighters were mobilized and supported. a large gendarmerie force. At this stage, there are no difficulties identified on the routes, but we continue to evaluate. » The Department and Dira teams did what was necessary to clear the roads.

In the evening, firefighters had to tackle eight storm-related fires. In particular, a fire broke out in a pavilion in Cognac, Angoulême and Saint-Gourson.

This event also caused forest fires, for example in Saint-Sulpice de Cognac.

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The cognac sector is particularly affected”, points out to Cindy Léoni, “but the entire affected partition is the same”.

Damage to the vineyard is being assessed and during the day the Cognac prefect has to go to a farm. The town of Gensac-la-Pallue was particularly affected by this episode. The kindergarten was closed, but the admission of children was still ensured. One person was injured in a traffic accident on the RN 10 in Champniers.