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On October 14, 2018, a huge flash flood hit the Aude region in southern France. The area was submerged by months of rain that fell in just a few hours.
The Aude region is no stranger to heavy October rains. But they certainly did not expect an amount of rain that would collapse their infrastructure.
The roads were closed and people were stranded on the rooftops. Helicopters were sent to rescue people as they were not accessible by boat.
Water has just taken hold of the area, sweeping away everything in its path, including cars, bridges and people.
Ten people died from the flash flood. For more on this, what some consider a tragic but preventable event, listen to today’s episode of “This Day In Weather History.”
“This Day In Weather History” is a daily podcast from The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories from host Chris Mei.
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