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Storm: 21,000 Homes without Power in Brittany

Western departments are placed by Météo France on vigilance for wind or wave-submersion this Saturday.

The storm winds, which have been predicted, are currently on the Atlantic coast and the English Channel. Winds and rains sweep across the coastline. Combined with strong tidal predictions, the storm has caused flooding in Vannes and Landerneau.  Currently 21,000 homes are without electricity elsewhere in Brittany this Saturday lunchtime, especially in the Morbihan region. In the Maine-et-Loire, fallen trees on the overhead lines have led to disruptions in traffic TGV and TER.

Some 5,000 homes were without electricity on Saturday morning in Finistere and in Morbihan 16 000, two of the twelve departments placed in orange vigilance for wind or wave-submersion for the today, Saturday, we learned from the prefecture and ERDF.  Wind gusts reaching 148 km/ h were recorded on Saturday on the island of Groix (Morbihan), according to Météo France.

In Morbihan, firefighters and ERDF teams are strained because many trees have fallen on power lines. A team of 313 firefighters had recorded some 212 interventions by mid-day, especially in a triangular area Lorient – Quiberon – Vannes.

At Vannes, big scare for a motorist who, out of his car, viewed the fence of a construction site fall at his feet.

 

On average, on the coast of the tip of Brittany, winds reached 125 and 135 km/h by the same source.  In inland areas, Meteo France has raised 102 km/h in Quimper (Finistère), 104 km/h in Lorient (Morbihan), 108 km / h in Nort-sur-Edre (Loire-Atlantique), 112 km/h in Bressuire (Deux-Sèvres).  The damages were limited Saturday morning, even if part of the city of Landerneau (Finistère ) was flooded.

 

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