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The Copernicus Emergency Management Service Monitors Floods in Aude, France
17 October 2018
On 15th October heavy rains caused devastating flash floods in the regions of Hérault and Aude in southwestern France.
The disaster caused eleven deaths, nine people were injured and over two thousand had to be evacuated, as reported by the European Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) (ECHO Daily Flash 16th October). Firefighters, lifeguard and the military civil defence units were mobilised to support the disaster relief efforts.
Image credit: Copernicus EMS © 2018 EU - The first delineation map over the Lespignan AoI showing 1,396.4 ha (14 km2) of the area flooded