NATURAL DISASTERS IN FRANCE
REPORT FOR 1982 - 2017

FOCUS ON THREE MAJOR EVENTS FOR 2017

The year 2017 was marked by an event of exceptional magnitude in terms of intensity, the difficulty of predicting its arrival and the problems it posed in respect to reconstruction.

Its name was Hurricane Irma and it struck the French islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy in the Antilles from September 5 to 7, 2017. Today, the damages caused by the hurricane are estimated to be between € 1.9 to 2 billion...

irma 2017

Anse Marcel – Saint Martin in the wake of Hurricane Irma

maria 2017

Goyave - Guadeloupe in the wake of Hurricane Maria

drought 2017

At the beginning of spring 2017, drought began to spread across France. Water shortages began affecting...