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Storm in Paris: Spectacular pictures of streets under water (videos)

A severe storm hit the French capital on Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Damage, including major flooding, was reported in the tunnel.

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DParis was hit by heavy rain at the end of the day this Tuesday, accompanied by severe storms and strong winds. Damage has already been noticed, particularly in the flooding of the Paris Metro. Four stations have been closed by RATP and are no longer in service for safety reasons.

Heavy weather temporarily disrupted public transport in Paris and Ile-de-France on Tuesday evening, with thunderstorms described as “very intense” but not “record” by Météo France.

At 7:00 p.m., more than 40 millimeters of rain had fallen in a 90-minute interval, according to Météo France measurements at the Parc Montsouris station, which means “70% of the total that normally falls in a month”, underlining. AFP spokesperson.

Monthly precipitation for this station 1991–2020 is actually 58 millimeters, and was exceeded on Tuesday after two recent rain episodes (Sunday and Tuesday, editor’s note).

Météo France put eight sectors of the Mediterranean basin on orange alert on Tuesday because of the risk of violent storms, especially if they persist, which could lead to heavy rains.

After 6:00 p.m., several stations of the Paris Métro – especially lines 10, 12, 6, 9, 4 and 8 – continued to close their access due to bad weather and especially rainwater. to the dock.

Corentin-Celton and Porte d’Orléans stations reopened to the public after 8pm, according to the RATP website.

Traffic has returned to normal across Metro’s 6th line, with only the accesses to Daumesnil station closed.

Similarly, Quai de la Rapée, Ledru-Rollin, Alma-Marceau and Maubert-Mutualité stations are closed, not serviced or partially serviced, while traffic is disrupted along the entire Orlyval route “due to heavy rain”.

On Line H, traffic “between Paris Gare du Nord and Person Beaumont via Valmontois in both directions” was slow due to “deteriorating weather”.

After major disruptions on Line J in both directions between Paris Saint-Lazare and Ermont-Eaubonne, Gisors and Mantes-la-Jolie to Conflans Sainte-Honorine, the Twitter account for the line noted shortly before 8:00 p.m. that traffic was returning “on these traffic lines.” gradually returned to normal”.

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