Southern France, Corsica: flooding continues


Heavy rainfall caused flooding across the island of Corsica on Thursday, with more weather warnings issued for southern France.

National weather agency issued a red alert warning after heavy rainfall caused flooding across the island of Corsica. All flights cancelled, many roads closed.

The department of Upper Corsica was hit on Thursday and through the night into Friday by thunderstorms so severe that the national weather agency Météo France issued a red alert warning. 


Thousands of homes lost electricity on Thursday evening and school was cancelled for students in Upper Corsica on Friday, reported the local Corse-Matin newspaper. 


It added that all flights in and out of the area had been cancelled from the area and many secondary roads were closed off.


Pictures from the scene showed flooded roads and rivers, and uprooted trees that had been swept away.