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Autumn 2019 once again heralded a series of “Mediterranean episodes” throughout the Mediterranean Arc region.
It began with Marseille, the Aude, the Pyrénées Orientales and especially Hérault which were all in the firing line on 23 October.
On 3 November, Storm Amelie brought heavy rain to the Bouches du Rhône,
in particular (Marseille and the Etang de Berre).
On 23 and 24 November, it spread across the Alpes Maritimes and Var (causing the Argens River to flood), Vaucluse, the Gard and the Ardèche.
On 1 December, the Côte d’Azur, the Argens valley and South-East Vaucluse also bore the brunt of the deluge.
The soggy autumn finally ended on 20 December, in South-East Vaucluse
(right) Mandelieu la Napoule (06)
ravaged once again on 1 December.
Photo: mairie de Mandelieu.