Nature has ‘raised her voice’ as our département, the Pyrénées
Orientales, was placed on ‘vigilance rouge’ – a tempest raging.
The coast was battered by giant waves as high winds whipped up
foaming seas, causing road closures and surface flooding, whilst
rivers have burst their banks and cascades flow too rapidly,
transformed into thundering torrents.
Statistics state ‘two months rainfall in a 24 hour period’, yet
they can be multiplied as it kept pouring for days, bringing much
needed rain with ‘consequences’ as the damage is evaluated…
along with many ‘pleasant surprises’ as the streams that were
completely dry now spring back into life, and the forest is revived.
As the morning mist lifted, the sun started to work its magic –
our garage doors flung open to dry out the flooded floor.