An automobile bridge collapsed in the Alpes-Maritimes in France, and heavy rains and gusts of wind hit the department, BFM.TV reported on October 2.
As specified, the water level in the Boreon River near the commune of Saint-Martin-Vesuby has risen sharply. As a result, the river flow, starting its way in the mountains, destroyed the bridge.
Air traffic at Nice airport was also disrupted. The administration encourages passengers to follow the changing online flight schedule. City rescuers urged car owners to stop traveling.
According to the prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, Bernard Gonzalez, the authorities expect continued downpours.
Large shopping centers have been closed in the region, train traffic has been suspended, and classes in educational institutions have been canceled.
Several thousand houses in the communes of Saint-Martin-Vesuby, Belvedere and Roquebière were left without electricity. Four people in the Vesyubi Valley are missing.
According to hydrologists, on Friday morning in the valley of the Tine River the stream was 10 cm high, and at 4.30 pm it rose to a height of more than 6 meters. In Vesyubi, the height of the stream in the brook was 64 cm; at present, the water level has exceeded 8 meters.
On the night of October 2, Hurricane Alex hit France. Five departments have an orange hazard rating.