Keyword: Aude

Wildfires in southern France contained after two days

One of the bigest wildfires in France this summer, which began on Wednesday in the southern Aude département (county) mobilising more than 500 firefighters, was finally contained on Friday after the destruction of about 900 hectares of mostly pine forest.

SW France flash floods death toll revised to ten dead

At least 10 people are reported to have died in flash flooding in the Languedoc region of southern France where very heavy rainfall fell for an unusually long period overnight Sunday, with waters reaching a high of seven metres in some places.