One person missing after floods in southern France


On September 14, 2021, a tree stands in the flood of Egu-Vive in Gall, France. This screen grab was taken from a social media video. (Via Stawixblink / Reuters)

Paris — One person was reported missing after a torrential rain struck the Gardo region in southern France on Tuesday, said Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, who visited the region.

Others reported missing have been found, according to local authorities.

“About 60 villages were partially hit,” Dharmanin told BFMTV.

“Weather conditions have improved since mid-afternoon, but will worsen again overnight,” the local governor said in a statement, adding that schools in the area will be closed on Wednesday.

By Dominique Vidalon and Benoit Van Overstraeten