Riviera authorities to test flash flood warning system 

The Prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes is set to test its flash flood alert system in communes local to the Siagne river later this week. Here’s what to expect. 

On Thursday 30th May, authorities in the Alpes-Maritimes will be trialling the Fr-Alert flash flood warning system.  

Unlike during previous testing exercises, the alert will this time be sent out in silent mode to avoid any panic over the loud and sudden noise.  

The alert will be sent directly to the mobile phones of residents in towns and cities along the Siagne, including Grasse, La Roquette-sur-Siagne, Auribeau-sur-Siagne, Pégomas, Mouans-Sartoux, Mandelieu-La Napoule and the parts of Cannes deemed at risk of flooding.  

No action is required on the part of the population, unless recipients choose to provide a first-hand review via a link provided in the message.  

A similar exercise will be carried out on Thursday 6th June for residents in Le Tignet, Peymeinade, Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne, Spéracèdes, Cabris, Saint-Vallier and Escragnolles. For this second exercise, the alert will be sent out at full volume.  

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