Eleanor Storm: 25 Departments still on Orange Alert

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25 departments are still on Orange alert for the Eleanor Storm

Wednesday evening, the orange alert concerns more than 25 departments of the coast and Southeast, while the Eleanor storm leaves behind a heavy toll.

The storm Eleanor took it towards the Southeast, after crossing the entire northern half of the country. She leaves behind a heavy toll: a 21 year old skier died  on the track of the resort of Morillon (Haute-Savoie) and fifteen people were injured, four seriously. 

Rescuers have intervened no less than 4300 times throughout the territory, and Enedis agents are still on deck to restore the stream that was cut in 225 000 homes. around 5pm, 110,000 customers were still without power.

Orange alert in 25 departments

In the evening , Meteo France lifted the alert for a large part of the territory, but 25 departments were still orange alert . The coasts of the Atlantic and the English Channel are concerned by an alert wave-submersion. Eure, Seine-Maritime and the former Franche-Comté present flood risk.

The Alps, where Eleanor is still present, are affected by the avalanche risk related to strong wind. The gusts should be strengthened to reach 100 km/h at medium altitude and 120 km/h to 180 km/h above. The Val Thorens resort (Savoie) closed the top of his field, the wind in addition to exceptional snowfall.

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