Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September, the municipality, with many companions, provides exhibitions, danger prevention seminars, testimonials …. As a result of half of the residents didn’t take part on this occasion.
“This weekend is a vital second for town, we’ve been getting ready for it for six months,” explains Nicolas Cartier, Mayor of Remoulins.
An occasion that the Metropolis Corridor provides with many companions, establishments, associations and specifically with the native department of the Bordes du Rhone of the Purple Cross.
Pictures offered by residents or by Alexis Piett, who in 2002 was answerable for the Fournes hearth station, or images taken by members of the Purple Cross, documentaries, testimonies ..; again to the 2002 flood, the trauma continues to be current in all these affected by it.
Half of the inhabitants of Remoulins was not affected by the floods
For individuals who haven’t skilled it, the occasion could appear distant or summary. “Those that didn’t survive the flood can’t think about that the Renault storage was 2 meters beneath water. We actually skilled an distinctive occasion, however one which could possibly be repeated. In 20 years, the inhabitants of town has doubled,” continues Nicolas Cartyler. Therefore the concept of this weekend, which is each memorable in addition to preventive and informative, particularly for the youngest or new arrivals.
Digital Actuality with the Purple Cross
To get the message throughout, the Purple Cross provides an authentic system: the Flood.” “This can be a digital actuality expertise designed to immerse most of the people in a flood scenario earlier than they participate in a danger discount initiative. The principle goal of the occasion will likely be to coach the brand new inhabitants concerning the danger of flooding,” emphasizes the Purple Cross.
“We will even be broadcasting about fifteen testimonies from victims and witnesses of the time, which had been collected and filmed by a younger scholar from Rémoulins, Nicolas Moreno,” continues Nicolas Cartier. Testimony testifying to the dimensions of the catastrophe, with representatives of various components of town and completely different professions: retailers, lecturers, police, municipal workers …
Adaptation and danger prevention
However Gardon isn’t all desolation. That is additionally wealth. “Gardon has all the time been a part of Rémoulins and the village has been capable of adapt: tourism, fishing, agriculture…” the mayor clarifies.
Since 2002, dams have been strengthened and strengthened, warning methods have been improved. The brand new faculty on stilts additionally built-in danger. As a part of the Bachelo Act, essentially the most susceptible homes had been relocated. “The final ones had been destroyed in 2020”; the mayor says.
Jean-Pierre, the one particular person lacking within the 2002 floods.
A number of the proof, usually very touching, goes again to the disappearance of Jean-Pierre Gauthier, a fifty-year-old homeless man who lived in Remoulins for fifteen years.
Witnesses noticed the waves carry away the poor fellow, who returned close to Gardon to search for his canine.
“We by no means discovered his physique and nobody ever got here to the city corridor after the tragedy,” former mayor Gerard Pedro mentioned in 2012, ten years after the flood, when town unsuccessfully tried to discover a potential household.
“From the proof, we will see that this had a profound impact on the residents,” concludes Nicolas Cartyler.
Jean-Pierre Gaultier is the one particular person lacking throughout this catastrophe.