October 20, 2021

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28 departments with “major damage” and now orange alert

Twenty-eight departments have been placed on orange alert on Sunday as there is a risk of thunderstorms in the east after bad weather caused damage and power outages on Saturday evening.

Of the 23 locations already placed in the Orange Awareness located in eastern France, five departments, namely Avoron, Loser, Meerte-et-Moselle, Moselle and Torn, were added at 10:00 p.m.

As of 7:00 pm Sunday, 15,000 customers were without electricity, mainly in the Artech (6,500), Kart (5,000) and Hot-Savoy (1,000) sectors, Enedis said.

It rained with thunder. “Major damage“Lines connecting Paris with Strasbourg and Mulhouse: Fall”40 to 50 trees“On the tracks, two landslides”Important“And there were caterpillars”Damaged“, SNCF AFP

About a hundred agents are mobilized, and tracks are crossed with one or two depression zones at speeds of up to 40 km / h due to small landslides.“It will be cleaned overnight,” he added.

Late on Saturday afternoon, the 600m2 roof of a five-story apartment building in Alportville (Wall-de-Marne) flew over an adjoining building, causing two injuries. Paris firefighters said the light was on.

In Saint-Nicholas de Borqu ((Indre-et-Lower), a village famous for its vineyards, a vertical hurricane struck the church on Saturday. “Very localized“, According to the parish priest and the mayor.

On Sunday afternoon, with thunderstorms and strong winds blowing north of the cart, a man fell from a branch in his vehicle and was slightly injured. He was hospitalized.

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