It is unheard of in Agen with streets under a meter of water in a short time.
Agen found himself in exceptional rain during the passage of the storm for two hours, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The weather warning announced the storm around 4 p.m. This Wednesday evening, the firefighters are in the process of intervention, overwhelmed.

The torrential storms affected the region of Agen, victim of severe flooding. The accumulation at the Estillac station reached 129 mm in 3 hours, close to the departmental record (and for the whole of the southwest) of 136 mm at Sainte Livrade on July 27, 2006, reports meteorologist Gaëtan Heymes.

The # torrential storms affected the region of # Agen, victim of serious #floods. The total at the Estillac station reached 129 mm in 3 hours, close to the departmental record (and for the whole southwest) of 136 mm at Sainte Livrade on July 27, 2006. pic.twitter.com/H4nIgQ1WOV

An exceptional accumulation which reached 129 mm, almost 2 months of rain, in just over 2 hours according to the Keraunos site.
The old absolute record (all months) for rainfall in 24 hours was only 73.6 mm on February 12, 1990.

According to witnesses on the spot, who share on the networks, there is almost 1.50 water in some streets.

For the first deputy at the town hall of Agen, Clémence Brandolin-Robert, “It has rained too much in a too short time. It is too much water in the networks that caused these floods” he said. she explained to our colleagues from BFM this Wednesday evening. “We weren’t expecting such an important episode.” she confides

The # torrential storms affected the region of # Agen, victim of serious #floods. The total at the Estillac station reached 129 mm in 3 hours, close to the departmental record (and for the whole southwest) of 136 mm at Sainte Livrade on July 27, 2006. pic.twitter.com/H4nIgQ1WOV

Ref: https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr