French floods

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  1. papaken

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    stuck here at Sablis had overnight in a municipal sports hall with 60 teenagers, site flooded up to knees and unable to get out until at least tomorrow if the levels go down
     
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    Flaming June eh! Well with 30 teenagers you can party the time away!
     
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    Where is that, not on google maps?
     
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    I think he means Salbris....The A10 motorway just to the north near Orleans was completely flooded yesterday with the army out rescuing the victims....
     
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    I looked on the Meteo France website this morning and red weather warning flashed up for today in that region, it was for flooding on the Loing. Departements Seine-Marne and Loiret.
     
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    Makes you think, how many aires do we seek out because they are near water? I won't be complaining about the bit of rain we have had here in Italy. Forecast looks damp until the end of the week then drying up from Saturday. Next week looks much better.
     
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    Phew! I thought it was wet down here near Biarritz but!! I had been planning to go there, but the French fuel strikes were a bit off-putting so silver lining time. I do hope you are safe and no damage has been done to your MH. Keep safe and return soon!
     
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    I think I have to agree with the european press who are blaming the bad weather in France and Germany on the amount of 'hot air' over the UK at present from the increasing amount of 'bullsh*t' being produced!!;)

    No help for 'papaken' though.
     
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    Hmmm - stayed at the aire at Souppes sur Loing on the way south last week - very pleasant spot by the river. :) Don't think I'll be going there on the way home at the weekend. (n)

    Papaken - hope you don't suffer too much.
     
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    In the municipal sports complex where we were evacuated to the water level has entered the foyer now so dread to think what the level is like at the site .
     
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    Mixed up.
    Yes we've had 'once in a hundred years flood' that repeated or worse within a year or two.
     
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    Looks bad. :(
     
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    Hope you van is going to be ok? But at least you are all safe.
     
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    There is a river measuring centre at Salbris which you can access via the internet.

    It shows the height in metres of the river over the last 72 hours...Look if you wish but it doesn't look good..

    http://www.vigicrues.gouv.fr/niveau...t=Refaire+le+graphique+-+Valider+la+sélection
     
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    We moved house last October having lived in a house built 6 feet of the ground on stilts on the bank of the River Trent. We kept waders and a dinghy ready for a quick decamp. Many's the time in the 10 years that we lived there, that the water was lapping the joists. It was waist deep up the access road to the house, we had to walk/paddle the dinghy over 1/4 mile to take our little dog for a pee. Cars were left in the village on the dry side of the flood bank. The EA raised the flood bank recently to a supposed 1 in a 100 year flood but if/when that happens it would be curtains for the house.

    Fortunately we never had the water in the house during our tenure but Im sure it will only be a matter of time before that happens. Idyllic location but a bit of a bugger in flood. Never under estimate the power of water.
     
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