The bad weather caused costly damage. The Pas-de-Calais departmental council will release 50 million euros to rehabilitate its road network and bridges damaged by the floods in November, we learned on Tuesday from the local authority. "Out of the 6,200 km of roads, nearly half of the network is impacted," the departmental council told AFP, confirming a report by BFMTV.
This first estimate of "50 million euros", established on Monday in plenary, "will have a strong impact on the 2024 budget", he added. This sum will be added to the State's "support fund" of 50 million euros promised by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron and intended "to support the most affected municipalities". For the farmers who have suffered from these floods, but also those in Brittany and Normandy, another fund must be activated.
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The department has already mobilised an emergency fund of €10 million to support some of the 400 municipalities affected by the floods, more than 260 of which have been recognised as being in a state of natural disaster. Pas-de-Calais was hit in November by torrential rains, as well as devastating floods and floods, which left thousands of people homeless.
Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire announced that the costs of rehousing "several thousand" of affected victims would be "borne by the State and insurers" for six months, starting at the end of November.