Rain: The Aftermath
By now you know the south of France was hit by flooding in many towns and villages. In the center of historic Uzes, the biggest problem is from water that leaked in through walls, windows and roofs. Villages below Uzes are still suffering from flood damage.
The event around Uzes was recorded with some amazing photography. Several photos were given to me by friends who asked me to share them with you.
Moon over Place du Duche, Uzes 10-08-2014
Storm clouds 10-09-2014
Flood waters outside Uzes
Roads either collapsed or lifted from the heavy flood waters.
Road outside Uzes 10-11-2014
Cars and trucks slid off the roads with torrential downpour
Remember the poultry farm outside Uzes? The one where Geoffrey and I picked up our Thanksgiving turkey last year?
Here it is then….
Poultry farm outside Uzes
Here it is now …
Poultry farm outside Uzes after the flood
The birds “flew the coop.” Literally.
The day after the storm was cloudy and misty
The night after the flood the skies were still ominous
Then the bad weather skies gave us a beautiful sunset
Last night’s sunset from my terrace
All is well.
Wine time. Sea shells from South Carolina remind me of storms from the past.
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Lucky old Turkeys….
The pictures really capture how awful the storm was. The photos of the sky – and the terrace – are fabulous. One more thing to consider in my search – hilltop village, high floor.
Yep. Who would have thought! Although the history in the 2000s in this part of France for flooding has been pretty bad. I still think you should look at Vers-du-Gard… or Castillon du Gard.