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France Weather Alert

Updated on 14 October 2019

The Situation:

On Monday, 14 October, weather officials issued orange weather alerts (second from the

highest on a four-tier scale) due to forecasted heavy rains and thunderstorms. The storms

are expected to affect 42 departments from the Midi-Pyrénées to Hauts-de-France via


Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions and power outages are

possible over the coming hours.

Possible Effects:

  • Flooding in low-laying areas

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Heed any evacuation orders

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Check with airline for possible flight delay or cancellation

  • Make alternate travel arrangements as you see fit

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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