Flood Solidarity 2013
Floods: what we are doing thanks to your gifts...
Discover here our regular up to date information on what is happening.
Thanks for your generosity !
Tuesday, January 14, 2014: A major civil engineering operation in the sanctuary. It was a question of removing a part of the "Twin" bridge damaged during the never to be forgotten Gave River flood June 2013.
9th October 2013 This video which was made on the 8 and 9 October shows the works involved in strengthening the banks of the Lourdes Sanctuary left bank near St Michael's Gate on a bend in the river Gave de Pau. A large portion of the bank had been taken away by the waters during the rise of the water level of the Gave River in June 2013. The workers were busy digging the foundations of the future wall which will protect the bank (8 October) before the concrete is flowing to make a base. This concrete slab will serve as a solid base for further repairs on the river bank.
1st October 2013 This video, recorded with the comments in "off" (position?) of Sébastien Maysounave, in charge of the Sanctuary of Lourdes works, gives a report on (si c'est mise a jour je dirai gives an update on) all the works to be done as part of the reconstruction after the flood in the River Gave in June 2013 that caused such serious damage, not only in Lourdes but also in the valleys upstream. The amount of the damage for the Sanctuary is 7.3 million Euros. All reconstruction works related to the paths, walks around the Sanctuary are the full responsibility of the Sanctuary, the insurance is not giving anything.
30th September 2013 This video, recorded on 30th September, 2013 in the Sanctuary of Lourdes, shows the work of Arnaud and Jean-Claude: in charge if their mechanical digger, they carry out a detour in the flow of the Gave River in order to allow, for the second time, the placing of cofferdams to allow the work of reinforcement on the river bank of the Sanctuary which was partially washed away during the flood of June 18th, 2013.
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Thank you for your generosity and messages of support.
To help the Sanctuary of Lourdes to deal with the damage caused by the floods, please send your gifts to:
By cheque made out to the Association Diocésaine de Tarbes et Lourdes
at the following address:
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Solidarité Inondations 2013
1, avenue Monseigneur Théas
65108 LOURDES Cedex
by bank transfer on the account below :
IBAN : FR7630003020510003726308089
Adresse SWIFT (code BIC) : SOGEFRPP