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OID: WMO Member: France ISO 3166: FR FRA 250

Issuing Organization: Météo-France

Hazard Categories: Met

Authorization Basis: Météo-France is mandated by the French government to monitor the atmosphere, the upper part of the ocean and the snow cover for the safety of people and property. In this framewok, it issues to authorities and general public weather awareness maps, called “Vigilance” with related safety recommendations elaborated by the authorities. “Vigilance” covers nine hazards: strong wind, thunderstorm, heat waves, cold spells, avalanches, snow-sleet , waves-storm surge, rainfall-flooding, flooding (the French hydrological service SCHAPI provides Météo-France with flood awareness). There are four levels of awareness: red in case of very severe weather, orange, yellow and green if no particular vigilance is required. In connection with those levels of awareness, the French authorities trigger alerts and take safety actions.

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Alerting Area (NWSE): 51.1 -5 41.4 10

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Hazard Categories
Geo: Geophysical (earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami, etc., includes landslide)
Met: Meteorological (weather, storms, etc. includes flood)
Safety: General emergency and public safety
Security: Law enforcement, military, homeland and local/private security
Rescue: Rescue and recovery
Fire: Fire suppression and rescue
Health: Medical and public health
Env: Pollution and other environmental
Transport: Public and private transportation
Infra: Utility, telecommunication, other non-transport infrastructure
CBRNE: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-Yield Explosive threat or attack
Other: Other events

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