September 24, 2022

Midi Libre remembers: from Ners to Rochegoud, by way of the Pre-Saint-Jean space to Ales.

Some photos stay within the reminiscence, particularly for individuals who knew and even suffered from the unhappy occasions that the municipality of Ales celebrated this Friday, from 9 am, within the sq. in entrance of the city corridor.

In Ners, a railway bridge was washed away, tools was “caught” in some locations, take care of survivors, mobilization of native soccer gamers, and so forth. The floods of 2002 and their (dramatic) penalties marked the start of the millennium and testify to the facility of nature. Nature to not be underestimated.

It is a memorable {photograph} of the Ales flood in September 2002. Pre-Saint-Jean space turned unrecognizable underwater.
Midi Libre – ALEXIS BETHUNE

The waters of the Grabies, a tributary of the Gardon, also swelled violently, turning the surrounding residential areas into veritable scenes of war as they retreated.  Desolation has been sown.

The waters of the Grabies, a tributary of the Gardon, additionally swelled violently, turning the encompassing residential areas into veritable scenes of battle as they retreated. Desolation has been sown.
Midi Libre – ALEXIS BETHUNE

In the Brignon area, as here, near the Gardonnenke College, the gendarmes identified 350 cars washed away by the waves and “stranded”.

Within the Brignon space, as right here, close to the Gardonnenke School, the gendarmes recognized 350 automobiles washed away by the waves and “stranded”.
Midi Libre – ALEXIS BETHUNE

The force of Gardon's waters undermined the Ners bridge, the railway part of which was literally washed away, leaving the rails to

The power of Gardon’s waters undermined the Ners bridge, the railway a part of which was actually washed away, leaving the rails to “float” within the air. No trains ran between Nimes and Ales for 4 months…
Midi Libre – ALEXIS BETHUNE

OAC football players came to help the inhabitants of Pré-Saint-Jean to restore order in the area.  At the time, Franck Ribery was part of the Alès team.

OAC soccer gamers got here to assist the inhabitants of Pré-Saint-Jean to revive order within the space. On the time, Franck Ribery was a part of the Alès crew.
Midi Libre – ALEXIS BETHUNE

Further north of the Garda, floods also raged.  In Rochehood, firefighters had to use private boats to pick up survivors.

Additional north of the Garda, floods additionally raged. In Rochehood, firefighters had to make use of personal boats to select up survivors.
Midi Libre – DR

Since Sunday evening, the first survivors on the road have been met in Ales, in the Clavier Hall.  In the end, there will be about 300 of them to find shelter there ...

Since Sunday night, the primary survivors on the highway have been met in Ales, within the Clavier Corridor. In the long run, there will likely be about 300 of them to seek out shelter there …
Midi Libre – JEAN-FRANCOIS GALLIE

A large number of cars had to be parked in the Prairie area.

A lot of automobiles needed to be parked within the Prairie space.
Midi Libre – ALEXIS BETHUNE

The Jean-Baptiste-Dumas technical school and its equipment are completely destroyed by water.

The Jean-Baptiste-Dumas technical faculty and its tools are fully destroyed by water.
Midi Libre – ALEXIS BETHUNE

The districts of Pre-Saint-Jean and Mouline are completely flooded on the morning of 9 September.

The districts of Pre-Saint-Jean and Mouline are fully flooded on the morning of 9 September.
Midi Libre – DOMINIK KUE

Bowling in Bruges served "solidarity supermarket" victims.  There they found clothes and food.

The bowling alley in Bruges served as a “grocery store of solidarity” for the victims. There they discovered garments and meals.

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