In Hossegor, one swimmer was reported in difficulty. It was a witness who alerted the emergency services on Saturday February 10 around 5 p.m. He would have seen a wetsuit swimmer in difficulty in front of the central beach, in the raging ocean. An important system was put in place: the SNSM, the ECU 64 helicopter of the National Gendarmerie and the firefighters were mobilized. But the search yielded nothing and was stopped Saturday evening around 7 p.m. The helicopter determined that there were no swimmers in the area and that it was in fact a floating tree trunk. It was therefore a false alarm.
It’s time to clean up this Sunday, February 11 in the morning at the Belharra Café, on the Capbreton seafront, a stone’s throw from the Estacade. The restaurant team is on deck. A bay window of the establishment was broken during the night from Saturday to Sunday by the waves. “We think the waves threw something onto the window, perhaps patio furniture, a chair or a bench, and that caused the glass to explode.”, says one of the employees contacted by telephone. The restaurant will therefore remain closed this Sunday, but hopes to be able to reopen tomorrow. The Belharra Café reopened its doors on February 1 after its traditional winter closure.
Also in Capbreton, a low wall topped with a panel was torn down by a strong gust of wind and water entered the underground parking lot of the Casino.
The Landes department which is also located on orange alert for floods in Seignanx, for Adour and Nive. This Sunday, February 11 in the early morning, a little after 5 a.m., two cars found themselves caught by water in Saint-Martin-de-Seignanx, route des Barthes (D74), a road that runs along the Adour. Two people were rescued by firefighters and police. The gendarmes who decided to close this road to traffic because of the risks.