PARIS, 7 Nov. Seven people were injured in floods in the Pas-de-Calais department in France, said the head of the country's Interior Ministry, Gerald Darmanin.
“Fifteen thousand firefighters are deployed in the north of Pas-de-Calais due to the risk of high waves and floods. During the night they carried out more than 600 calls. At the moment, seven people are injured,” the minister said in X.
He called on all citizens to follow the instructions of the prefecture.
According to the BFMTV channel, all school institutions are closed in 36 communes located near rivers in the department.
According to the National Meteorological Service “Météo-France”, on Tuesday the maximum, “red”, level of climate danger was introduced in the Pas-de-Calais department. An increased “orange” level has been introduced in six more departments, and a “yellow” level of natural threat has been assigned to 16 departments.
Last week, storm Ciaran hit France. As a result, about 1.2 million people in France were left without electricity, three people were killed and at least 47 were injured.