Bad weather in Calais: flooded houses, closed roads and parks
To Audruicq, on its Facebook page, the municipality pointed out that certain streets remain waterlogged and inaccessible: corner of rue de la Chapelle and rue Saint-Blaise (at the level crossing), rue Ferdinand Piers, rue des Vives. “For your safety, please respect the temporary signs posted by the city services”, underlined the city hall.
However, not all rides will be unlocked, only about 30%, but it has nothing to do with the wind: ” Others won’t open, because there aren’t enough people on weekdays. continued the showman, who understood that it would be cooler from this Tuesday.
Inland, two firefighters from the Audruicq barracks, who specialize in “floods and winter winds” intervention, intervened. Policove and had to do sector recon afterward.
Ardres firefighters conducted two lookouts of the area. Specifically, they conducted two home audits in Bremen and licques. There is water in these residences, due to overflowing rivers. But pumping cannot be done because there is too much water.
Firefighters Marck intervened Audruicq this morning, avenue des Alliés, for a basement flooded with 50 centimeters of water.
Calais firefighters conducted a reconnaissance Hames-Boucres on call followed their 4X4 but they couldn’t do anything because the ditch was overflowing.
Pump boats also carry out reconnaissance, on rue de la Palme and rue des Écoles Zutkerque and rue de Moule in Policove for flooded basements and homes but unable to take any special action:” There is no point in pumping because the water keeps rising. »
To Calais, the intervention is still ongoing. More information will be provided in the afternoon.
TGV Fréthun station was nearly inaccessible this Monday morning
Department road D215 between Peuplingues and TGV Fréthun stations completely flooded and inaccessible. Our correspondent on site reports 40 to 60 centimeters of water on the road. Department road D243 E2 between Bonningues-les-Calais and the TGV station was also under water – here too 40 to 60 centimeters – and impractical.
Therefore it is very difficult to get to Fréthun to take the train. Users leaving the station for Calais must make a detour through the village of Fréthun, following RD 304 and the Belle Hélène bridge to access the A16 motorway. The police are on the scene.
To Stopover, strong streams of water flow through the village streets. By 2 p.m., the Place de la Haute-Escalles was completely under water. A little further on Eurovéloroute towards Ramsault, there is an average twenty centimeters of water on the road. Calais firefighters identified flooded basements and apartments.
Enedis is in the village to repair wounds.
Between Escalles and Peuplingues, the trenches are under pressure, with an enormous amount to absorb. However, there is no cut off road in the two coastal villages.
In Peuplingueswater from an underground stream gushes through the opening: impressive but without consequences for circulation.
But by morning, the water had seeped into the yards and gardens of several houses in the center of the village.
In Recques-sur-Hem, classes are cancelled
In Recques-sur-Hem, the water also rises. Houses are flooded with rue Basse and rue du Canon. Residents take water from the house. The path is submerged in water. School children from Muncq-Nieurlet who have to eat in the Recques-sur-Hem canteen (as part of an inter-city education group) cannot go to the school canteen because the bus can’t run. Most of the children were picked up by their parents. Deputy Mayor of Recques, Nicole Bastien, improvise and provide food for six children who is still waiting for his parents in Muncq-Nieurlet. School cancels classes.
Nortkerque, a flooded house
Rue de la Digue de Nielles in Notkerque, houses are at risk of flooding. Since 09.00 this Monday morning, Arnaud Lecanu has been excreting water with a bucket from his house.
He installed his furniture in concrete blocks and shielded the gate with sandbags provided to residents by the city of Ardres.
His neighbor Christophe Lemoine, who is used to the phenomenon, is also trying to protect his house from rising waters with about fifty bags.
Guînes and Hames-Boucres
In Guînes and Hames-Boucres the situation is also tense. Water rushes over the pass (D304) to Hames-Boucres and Guînes.
Rue de Leulingue in Hames-Boucres, water rose up to 40 centimeters, noted our journalist who was present at the scene (our picture). The road is closed from the D231E2 road.
Church Street was also flooded. In Guînes, canal levels are particularly high and are of particular concern.
In other sectors
We will return as time goes on with the evolution of these floods, particularly in Andres, Polincove, Nortkerque, Zutkerque and Audruicq. Sectors whose situation is also tense.
More information to come.