Horses Stand in Floodwaters at Equestrian Center in Southern France

Flash flooding hit the southern French department of the Gard on September 14, causing damage and hazardous driving conditions.

Nearly two months’ worth of rain fell in six hours, the Connexion reported. In a single hour in Saint-Dionisy (to the west of Nimes), 4.4 inches (111mm) came down, with 7.2 inches (184mm) falling over three hours.

Meteo France placed the area under a red storm and flooding alert, which was later lowered to an orange warning, in line with several surrounding areas.

Video posted that day shows floodwaters in a horse stable at an equestrian center in Nimes, France. Credit: sheriff_gadget via Storyful

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