On 29 June, throughout France and Germany multiple weather alerts have been issued for heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain, gusts, and potential hail. The storms are expected to weaken by late evening. Isolated storms may be intense.
Flash and areal flooding is possible, especially in areas where the soil is saturated from previous storms. Such flooding could occur in low-lying communities near watercourses and other bodies of water, as well as in urban areas with easily overwhelmed or a lack of stormwater drainage systems. Sites located downstream of large reservoirs may be subject to flash flooding after relatively short periods of intense rainfall. Rain-induced landslides cannot be discounted in areas of elevated terrain. The adverse weather conditions could cause sporadic power outages throughout the affected area through at least June 30.
Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding
Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts
Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights
Power outages in homes and places of work
Mitigating Measures to Apply:
Check with the supplier to ensure they are open and operating
Monitor local news and weather media for updates
Allow extra time for travel to and from supplier, accommodations, and airport
Avoid traveling through flooded areas
Keep extra bottled water in lodging
Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip
Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport
Enroll in a Safe Traveler Program from your preferred Embassy.
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