Storm Ana: 5,000 Homes Without Power in Brittany, Wind Gusts over 100 km/h

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thousands in Brittany are without electricity after Storm Ana

First episode of winter storm Monday 11th December. 32 departments are on orange alert and thousands of homes without electricity.

The storm Ana hit France early Monday morning, the 11th December 2017. 32 departments are on orange alert since Monday morning , especially in the north where strong winds have affected electricity to 20,000 homes and wrecked a ferry .

Gusts of more than 100km/h and heavy rain

The UK placed in yellow alert for high winds and rain, flooding , posted strong gusts , including 104 km / h at the Raz (Finistère) and 117 km/h on the island of Groix (Morbihan) .

Everywhere on the Breton coast, rough sea is visible, as here on the Sillon Beach in Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine) :

According Meteo Bretagne, heavy rainfall in some areas with flood risks should also be pursued “with accumulations likely to be similar to forecasts. It should fall between 40 and 60 mm in central Britain and 20 to 40 mm over the entire region. ”

5000 homes without power

Consequences strong winds registered, 5,000 households were without power in Britain at 10:30 on Monday. In a latest report, Enedis 16h indicates that “there remains 1,900 private customers of electricity in Britain”

  • 1200 homes without electricity in the Côtes d’Armor.
  • 400 in Finistere.
  • 200 in the Ille-et-Vilaine.
  • 100 in Morbihan.

Enedis, which mobilized agents to try to resolve the problem as quickly as possible, stresses that the situation evolves As of the day:

We are not in crisis mobilization, in comparison with our neighbors, Brittany is only slightly affected. We hope to return to normal by tonight and remain vigilant to the changing situation.

Compared with other departments, in fact, Britain is only slightly affected. In the Pays-de-la-Loire, 80,000 homes were without electrics Monday. The Vendée has been particularly affected, with recorded damage . No casualties were deplored.

In the afternoon, after the passage of this depression, The Weather Channel says that “the wind will shift to the north accompanied by a very active behind that concern the Breton coast and the Aquitaine beaches with gusts 100-110 km / h by the sea up to 120 km / h on the headlands and exposed coasts. “

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