Floods. Student residence and campsites evacuated, schools closed: today’s report in Haute-Garonne

In the evening, the Garonne overflowed at the level of the island of Ramier: the student residence Daniel Fauché had been evacuated in anticipation. (© Twitter Jonnhy Dunal)

Monday January 10, the day was placed under the sign of the floods in Toulouse and Haute-Garonne.

Our department remains in vigilance orange flood and avalanches this Monday evening and for the day of Tuesday.

In Toulouse, the Garonne reached 3.80 meters at 11:30 p.m. According to Vigicrue, the river should stabilize around 4 a.m. The level could rise up to 4 meters.

At 8 p.m., the prefecture established a assessment of this day. Here’s what to remember:

Cut roads

Many roads were flooded or partially flooded and therefore cut (two national roads, several departmental roads, many municipal roads and local paths) throughout the department. Road services and municipalities are mobilized and deviations put in place when possible.

Five schools evacuated

Five schools and one college were evacuated preventively in the municipalities of Cierp-Gaud, Saint-Béat, Caujac, Esperce and Grazac. Aspet College closed early. Parents of children attending school in Beaumont-sur-Lèze have been asked to pick them up at 4:00 p.m. This represents a evacuation of around 640 students throughout the department.

AT Holy beat, the school and the college will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday January 11. The college of Aspet will also remain closed.

Transport disrupted in the town of Noah

At this stage, no transport disruption has been reported except for the town of Noé, for which there will be no school bus for the day of January 11, 2022.

Saint-Béat strongly impacted

“The town of Saint-Béat is strongly impacted by the bad weather which required the evacuation of a few dozen inhabitants as well as their shelter ”, indicates the prefecture Monday evening.

Toulouse: a university residence evacuated

“In view of the forecast for rising water levels, the Toulouse town hall has implemented its municipal flood plan which provides for the evacuation of several establishments listed on the island of Ramier, including the university campus Daniel Fauché”, indicates the prefecture of Huate-Garonne.

720 students were evacuated. “They are supported by the City of Toulouse. 120 of them will sleep tonight in a gymnasium in the city, ”said Jonnhy Dunal, the neighborhood mayor, on twitter.

For the same reasons, the Toulouse / Nancy football match was postponed and the Barrière casino closed its doors at 8 p.m.

The activity of the vaccinodrome in hall 8 was not disturbed and should be maintained tomorrow.

Three campsites evacuated

About sixty current power cuts have been identified by ENEDIS.
3 campsites located in a flood zone were evacuated in Palaminy, Vernet and Mane.

119 interventions by Haute-Garonne firefighters at 8 p.m.

119 firefighters interventions at 8 p.m. and around fifty police interventions were recorded at 8 p.m.

No injuries were to be deplored at this stage.

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