Flood-zone building row after Aude deaths

Questions are being raised over the wisdom of building on flood-risk areas following the deadly floods in the Aude.

Fourteen people died in  October when flash floods caused by violent autumn storms devastated towns and villages around Carcassonne, leaving a trail of overturned cars, damaged roads and collapsed homes.

In Trèbes, the river rose nearly 8 metres in a matter of hours, to reach its highest recorded ...

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