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The torrential rains that fell on Guadeloupe and which reduced flooding and landslides gave way Monday evening to showers, allowing the reopening of schools on Tuesday.
Guadeloupe foresees a lull after three days of intense rains that caused floods and landslides, according to the latest bulletin issued by Météo-France, which decided the authorities to reopen schools.
“The improvement is expected in the evening, the showers are easing a little”, announced Météo-France, Monday, November 7 at the end of the day, in Guadeloupe.
The island has been watered for three days by torrential rains and hit by strong storms which caused flooding in several places. Despite this announced lull, forecasters kept the island on orange alert for the night.
#Communicated The prefect of the Guadeloupe region and the rector of the academic region ask the mayors to reopen the schools from Tuesday, November 08, 2022. The colleges and high schools also ensure the reception of students in accordance with the usual hours. pic.twitter.com/FKyMV8DwHp
— Prefect of Guadeloupe (@Prefet971) November 7, 2022
At the start of the evening, new showers fell on the North Basse-Terre area, once again causing the Moustique River to come out of its bed and flooding one of the main roads on the island, said the Roads manager. from Guadeloupe. In two days, this area received about 300 mm of rain.
The subtropical storm Nicole – named Monday morning and which moves towards Florida, without passing over Guadeloupe – applies on the French island “situations of upwelling from the south that we have known for several days”, explained the service. of meteorology.
Schools, colleges and high schools – which remained closed on Monday – will be able to reopen on Tuesday, said regional prefect Alexandre Rochatte and academy rector Christine Gangloff-Ziegler, in a joint press release.
These storms, although less intense than those of storm Fiona in mid-September, damaged infrastructure as well as businesses that were flooded.