Many areas of the country remain on alert for bad weather this Thursday, July 15. Météo France has thus placed 10 departments on orange vigilance for the risk of rain and flooding at 6 p.m., against 9 previously.

The Aisne, the Ardennes, the Marne, the Meuse, the Meurthe-et-Moselle, the Moselle, the Bas-Rhin and the Haut-Rhin are on high orange vigilance. The Doubs and the Jura in rain-flooding.The departments of Haute-Saône and Haute-Marne have been taken out of orange vigilance for heavy rains. They are now on yellow alert.

A little earlier, Météo-France had indicated that “in the morning, the heavy rains continue (rait) on the departments placed in orange vigilance”. 

In accordance with forecasts, the rains should decrease in Haute-Marne and Haute-Saône from this afternoon. On the other hand, “on the Doubs and the Jura, the return to calm should not be done before the night of Thursday to Friday”, insisted the meteorological institute. “This episode follows a previous episode which already affected Franche-Comté on Tuesday (40 to 70 mm of rain in 24 hours)”, underlined various bulletins evoking the saturation of the soil with water and mudslides.

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