Lessons from the 2010 floods on the Atlantic coast (Xynthia) and in the Var

11 Sep

Two natural disasters that occurred in 2010 are etched into our memories because of their
dramatic consequences.
Storm Xynthia reached the French coast during the night of 27-28 February 2010,
causing sudden and extensive marine flooding. The human toll was very heavy: 29 deaths concentrated
in La Faute-sur-Mer in the Vendée and 12 deaths in Charente-Maritime.