Very rainy weather on the Caribbean arc


In recent days, torrential rains fell on the West Indian arc due to an active rain-storm system, according to Météo France. Yesterday, despite an improvement, the weather was still unstable.

Since last Friday, the Northern Islands have been on yellow alert for heavy rains and thunderstorms. These rains "intense at times" were "accompanied by sometimes electric thunderstorms and gusts of wind of 50 to 70 km / h", Météo France reported yesterday. The precipitation did not cause flooding in Saint-Martin, unlike Martinique, which was particularly affected by thunderstorms.

Martinique feet in the water

Friday, Martinique was placed in orange vigilance, like Guadeloupe. The intense rains caused major floods. No victims are to be deplored, according to the crisis unit set up by the prefecture, but the material damage is considerable. Saturday afternoon, Météo France lowered the alert level to yellow. On the road network, traffic was restored on Saturday in the middle of the morning on the major axes. Prime Minister Manuel Valls promised rapid classification as a natural disaster for the flooded municipalities, including Lamentin, Rivière-Salée and Rivière-Pilote.

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