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To predict future storms, the government will acquire five weather buoys

A week after it hit Corsica, the government announced, Thursday, August 25, the deployment of five weather buoys to better forecast the storm.

“We have experienced an exceptional episode of rare violence, but it forces us to put in place ways to be able to better prevent it”Secretary of State for Oceans, Hervé Burville, told Agence France-Presse by telephone.

After putting Corsica on yellow alert for thunderstorms on August 17, Meteo-France changed the island to orange alert at around 8:30 a.m. the next day just minutes before the storm hit the coast. And five people died.

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Visiting the island on Thursday, after visiting the places most affected by this deadly storm such as Girolata (Corse-du-Sud) and Calvi (Haute-Cours), Mr Burville felt it was necessary. “Adapting to the Consequences of Climate Change, Better Prevention to Better Protect Populations”.

Buoys at sea by mid-2023

The Council of Ministers worked, on Wednesday, for the upcoming acquisition of five meteorological buoys “Strengthen Our Power to Wait”. These buoys will remain at sea until mid-2023, the Secretary of State explained, specifying that this was necessary. “Time to Make Them”. The buoys will be installed in consultation with scientists and marine stakeholders, “Neither too near nor too far from the Corsican coast”.

Hervé Berville also specified this “The State is ready to support the community of Corsica to strengthen the safety of navigation and infrastructure, especially the port and light moorings”.

The purpose of the visit was to discuss and manage the emergency The question of waste removal, their storage, the fight against pollution or even how to plan the destruction of all these wastes.Especially in Girolata, in the town of Osani, where many boats are still stuck on the rocks.

In this village on the west coast, accessible only by sea or after a long walk, residents told him of their feelings of abandonment by the authorities. A week after the storm, the port remains closed and Hamlet, which is still struggling to heal its wounds, is still not connected to the EDF network.

“We are at a stage of diagnosis, response. We have to learn from what happened.”Mr. Burville concluded.

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The world with AFP

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