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Sophia Antipolis - Environmental emergencies

Sophia-Antipolis has no air pollution even in the summer.

Anti-Poison Centre : Tel: + 33 (0) 4 9175 2525
Fire 18
Samu 15

Communicable diseases
If you have been bitten by a dog or other animals, go to the hospital to get a tetanus shot.

The children may get head lice. At the pharmacy you can buy a special shampoo to treat the hair until it is cleared.

Natural catastrophes
Floods, fire and earthquakes are catastrophes you could experience on the French Riviera.

  • Floods
    When it's raining on the French Riviera it's raining 'cats and dogs'. Quite quickly streets, gardens and some houses are flooded. When the wheather forecast informs about floods, close your house and protect it.
  • Fire  
    Since it's very warm and dry in the summer, just a cigarette can burn acres of vegetation. So be careful when you have a picnic or a barbecue. Always keep water near you.
  • Earthquakes
    The French Riviera is situated in a seismic zone. In 2001, there was a jolt that felt like a plane shaving the roof of the house, but no damage took place. Just a big fear. 
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