The electric grid of Normandy was a victim of bad weather caused by the Eleanor storm on Wednesday 3rd January, 2018. More than 54,000 homes were without power.
Black is black. Since the beginning of the morning of Wednesday 3rd January, more than 54,000 homes were without electricity in Normandy. The electricity network in the region, on an orange alert for strong winds, has been hit hard. These are the consequences of Eleanor storm , the fourth since December.
North of Normandy most affected
The north of Normandy was the most affected, according to figures collected at 7am and provided by Enedis to Normandy-news. Of the 54 000 homes have been without power, 16,000 were in the Calvados, 15,000 in Seine-Maritime, and as in the Eure .
The 8 000 homes were without electricity remaining in the Manche (5000) and for 3000 in the Orne.
En #Normandie à 9h00 50000 clients sont impactés par #StormEleanor 15000 dans l’#Eure 13500 en #SeineMaritime 13500 dans le #Calvados 5000 dans la #Manche et 3000 dans l’#Orne. 300 techniciens sont mobilisés pour les réparations. https://t.co/QA1T7bmdNp
— Enedis en Normandie (@enedis_normand) 3 January 2018
“Falls of branches or trees on poles”
These many power outages were caused by Eleanor storm and its winds exceeded 100 km/h explains the communication of electricity supplier:
“As usual in this situation, we have falling branches or trees on son. They are on the ground, or they are poles that have fallen.”
The diagnosis of the network was underway at 9am. “We do it on foot and this time we can not do for a helicopter take off tracking,” says Enedis, who assured to have 300 field technicians.
The situation should improve, but the wind will blow
Employees of Enedis and providers need to restore the network where it is damaged. “The wind will continue to blow, although less strong, but around 80 km/h”, advanced the electrician. “And it will be like this all day. ”