Flash flooding abruptly turned roads and fields into rivers and lakes in the southern France, as new heavy rainfall threatened the area on Wednesday. About 60 villages have been partially hit. Emergency workers have rescued and evacuated hundreds of people. Local authorities said the rains caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure across towns and villages between Nimes and Montpellier. No casualties have been reported but rescuers were searching for at least one person reported missing after the Tuesday evening flood.
Wreckage of vehicles occurred on the A9 highway. A supermarket roof collapsed under the pounding water. Schools across the region were closed on Wednesday. Southern regions experienced two months’ worth of rain in 24 hours. Flooding in the southern France and even deaths occurred in the last years. The climate change is blamed. The Paris Agreement was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016. It requires economic and social transformation, based on the best available science now, to limit carbon emissions. Its goal is to reduce GHG emissions requesting all developed countries to enhance support for capacity-building actions in developing countries. It’s a strategy for long term but until now significant progress was not achieved.