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Apple orchards flooded

Floods in Southern France will have major consequences for fruit and vegetable production

On Sunday night through Monday, heavy rain caused flooding in Southern France. Around the town of Carcassonne in the department of Aude, the water became very high. The floods have so far killed 13 people.

The south of France is an important region for the fruit and vegetable production. A spokesperson of Les Serres de Capestang says consequences for growers in the region are considerable.

“Most of the damage is suffered in the Trèbes region. A lot of vegetable production areas, apple orchards and vineyards are flooded. A lot of material is damaged as well, and roads are impassable for now. We’ll have to wait until the land dries out a bit before we can properly assess the damages.”

 

Although the large rivers in the surrounding area have burst their banks, damages are limited for Les Serres de Capestang. “Fortunately, we’ve already reached the end of our harvest.”


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