Storm ALEX: assessment of the night - No injuries to deplore in Monaco

Fortunately, the passage of the storm Alex left only a few limited traces in Monaco.

Despite sustained gusts of wind blowing up to 80km / h, the strongest moment was the intense episode of rain last night around 9pm. Over 105 mm of water fell in nearly an hour. No casualties are to be deplored on the territory of the Principality, the damage observed is limited and strictly material.

These violent showers mobilized the firefighters for about thirty interventions. Most of them resulted in assistance due to flooding in private premises and in the second basement of the Larvotto car park where about twenty centimeters of water covered the entire surface.

The firefighters also intervened for a landslide on Chemin des Révoires in Beausoleil and the fall of a tree on the prison terrace.

In total, about fifty firefighters including more than forty in the field with fifteen machines and thirty police officers were mobilized for these operations.

Yesterday evening, from 6 p.m., the Princely Government had activated an accommodation center to accommodate possible castaways due, in particular, to the total disruption of SNCF trains and interurban buses. 350 beds were set up at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco with the support of the Carabiniers du Prince and volunteers from the Monaco Red Cross. In the absence of requests, the accommodation center was closed at 9 p.m. Only one person needed to be accommodated. In order not to mobilize the structure for this one person, she was sent by the Red Cross to a hotel in Beausoleil.

The second part of the night was much quieter with a return of fine weather at the end of the night.

This morning, rail and bus traffic on the Azure line resumed normally. All the Principality's road infrastructures are once again open to users.

Access to the coast is free again, except that of the Solarium beach itself due to the residual swell. The ban on entry / exit from ports has also been lifted.

Source: Gouvernement de Monaco