After 36hrs of continuous rain the Haute Savoie has woken up to floods, damage and a fair amount of clearing up to do. According to the Dauphine Libere, the rainfall figures are:
– Est de l’AIN : 50 à 80 mm localement 130 mm à Chézery
– SAVOIE : 50 à 90 mm localement 140 mm (Valmorel, Aillon-le-jeune)
– HAUTE-SAVOIE : 60 à 100 mm localement 175 mm à Thônes, 190 mm aux Gets.
– ISÈRE : 50 à 80 mm sur le relief, localement 120 mm à St-Pierre-les-Egaux, 160 mm au Verney.
You’ll see that Les Gets takes the rather soggy biscuit.
I took this picture yesterday, the Passerelle in St Jean d’Aulps, shortly after the Commune turned up with a digger and removed it!
a before and after video of the bridge.
.and then this was taken the next day, if you watch you’ll see a big tree being uprooted.
I’ve been out this morning and taken quite a few pictures around Morzine and St Jean d’Aulps.
This is the same spot, the bridge is gone, the river is twice as wide and the school is starting to lose its playground.
Further up the valley, this is the “river trail” across from Carrefour, or it was, it’s totally gone and there is no prospect of replacing it. If things carry on like this we’ll lose the road next.
More “river trail” pictures, this one is up by the Plagnettes roundabout. No sign of the trail here. This at least is repairable.
Plagnettes again, near Morzine, the owners of the house probably had a sleepless night.
Lac de Montriond and the Verdoyant.
The Bout du Lac end of the lac.
Near my house!
Some background to the episode here.
The previous record for rainfall in Chamonix was 59mm (May 2010), this time they got 81mm. Les Gets got 190mm!