Torrential rains fell on Lyon this Saturday evening, June 3. In total, the equivalent of a month's rain fell in two hours, causing flooding in streets and tunnels.
A stormy phenomenon broke out around 19:30 p.m., accompanied by heavy rain. Since the city's sewerage system is not calibrated for such quantities of water, it quickly overflowed. The roads became rivers, submerging many cars, trapped.
A real journey of the fight for the Lyonnais who wanted to return home. At 20:30 p.m., rain flooded the Mermoz-Pinel station on metro line D. It was then closed around 22:45 p.m., informs Actu Lyon. Several bus lines were also affected by delays due to the flooded roadway.
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On social networks, images also show an ENS Lyon building under water with many infiltrations in the building.
The torrential rains only affected the south of Lyon, where part of the A450 motorway was cut. More than 11,365 "cloud-to-ground" lightning strikes have been recorded by The Weather Channel*. "Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes was the most lightning region with very active thunderstorms," she said.
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The city of Lyon has just suffered an exceptional storm, particularly rainy. The station installed in the 7th at ENS de Lyon reads 83 mm in 1h20. The weather station at the School of Sciences of Vénissieux displays on its side 62 mm, "has identified the association Infoclimat. After midnight, more than 500 calls were received by firefighters, says Actu Lyon.
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