A strong, extremely rainy storm hit the Gard, causing flooding and mudslides. Heavy falls of hail were also recorded. 151 mm of rain fell in a few hours in the Quissac sector (including 98.5 mm in 1 h).

A strong, extremely rainy storm hit the Gard, causing flooding and mudslides. Heavy falls of hail were also recorded. 151 mm of rain fell in a few hours in the Quissac sector (including 98.5 mm in 1 h). Several roads are cut in the West.

In Quissac, infiltrations were observed in a room of the college of Quissac. The children were brought to safety.

Between Vauvert and La Calmette the rising water levels generate disturbances and roads are cut. Several sectors are concerned: Quissac D123 C D394 D408, Moulézan, Cannes and Clairan. Strong runoff is present on the RD6100 Lédignan-Sommières, D999 Sauve and the D45 in Corconne.

The Rhony overflows in Vergèze, the streets of Rhony and Mas Liotard are cut off. Cars are carried away by the current at the level of the Quiquillon plan. The municipal safeguard plan has just been activated.

Rail traffic is also affected since the TER Cerbère – Nîmes was struck by lightning and it is immobilized near Nîmes. This blocks the east TGV Perpignan – Paris route. As for the TER Nîmes – Le Grau-du-Roi, it has been canceled

Fifteen firefighters from the Marseille Firefighters Battalion are on their way to Nîmes. Teams from the Red Cross of Gard are mobilized by the prefecture.

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