Vienne and Indre-et-Loire are kept on red alert for flooding on Sunday March 30. Five others were placed on orange alert. The Minister of the Interior announced that a kayaker had disappeared in Haute-Vienne, the gendarmes are still looking for him.

This Easter weekend is marked by heavy flooding in Indre-et-Loire and Viennes. The two departments were placed on red alert on Saturday March 30 and the alert level was maintained on Sunday March 31. Charente, Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Gironde and Haute-Vienne have been placed on orange vigilance

Interviewed on BFMTV on Sunday, during a trip, Gérald Darmanin calls on citizens to “remain attentive to messages from civil security” which have “proven their worth”.

The Minister of the Interior indicated that more than 500 firefighters were mobilized to avoid tragedies. He nevertheless mentioned the disappearance of a person in Haute-Vienne. According to France 3 and Le Populaire du Center, a kayaker was seen in difficulty on Saturday evening. Emergency services were alerted by witnesses around 4 p.m. yesterday in Aixe-sur-Vienne. After unsuccessful searches on ten kilometers of river, the device was lifted overnight and resumed on Sunday.

In the morning, the Haute-Vienne prefecture clarified that no one had reported the disappearance of this man and “none of the aforementioned witnesses saw the boat turn around”, reports TF1 info. However, the searches carried out by the gendarmerie continue.

The flood must reach a hundred-year level in Indre-et-Loire, approaching that observed in 1913. It experienced its peak from the Creuse to Descartes, at 11 a.m., with 7m05.

According to the Indre-et-Loire prefecture, “several areas were affected by overflows, leading to traffic cuts on certain roads,” it said in a press release, specifying that 107 people were evacuated, including “73 residents of the Île-Bouchard nursing home who were distributed to the various health establishments in the south of the department”. “Last night, 11 interventions were carried out by the firefighters” while “250 firefighters and gendarmes were mobilized,” she specifies. No injuries were reported. “There was damage but ultimately there was not the intensity that we feared (Saturday) evening,” declared Patrice Latron, prefect of Indre-et-Loire during a press conference. .