September 25, 2022

The 2002 floods have been the topic of quite a few articles and particular pages in Midi Libre. The right way to make a newspaper in full cataclysm?

Sunday 8 September 2002 was an everyday day for the Midi Libre Nîmes editors till issues modified. A photographer despatched to report on the unfinished municipal elections in Vovere was redirected to Saumierois, the place Vidourl started to behave up… One other, a particular correspondent in Gardonnenko, was blocked by water in a fireplace truck!

In the meantime, it has been a horrible day on the street accident entrance. What headline ought to we placed on the entrance web page of our situation for Monday, September ninth? The right way to clarify from the Gard a cataclysm that had already begun when, at our newspaper’s headquarters in Saint-Jean-de-Veda, a very powerful data appeared to be extra about street deaths … Debates and really particular cries Pierre Rivas, then editorial secretary company Nîmes, remembers twenty years later. That night, the storm didn’t simply rumble within the sky of Garda…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.