Gale in the West: Another 70,000 Homes Without Electricity

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Another 70.000 homes without electricity due to high winds

According to Enedis, up to 400,000 homes were deprived of electricity in the West on Friday 13th December 2019, after strong winds overnight from Thursday to Friday.

Strong winds shook the west of France, on the night of Thursday, 12th December to Friday, 13th December 2019. What deprive up to 400,000 homes of electricity, reports Enedis, in his newsletter published in the morning. At 5.30 pm. Friday, there were still 70,000 homes underlines the manager of the electricity distribution network, particularly in Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie.

Read also: Strong wind and floods: 14 departments of the South West and Corsica on orange alert




“The FIRE (Rapid Intervention Force of Electricity) is mobilized to reinforce the teams already on the ground,” specifies Enedis.

143 km/h in Millau, 174 km/h in Corsica

Météo France recorded up to 143 km/h in Millau (Aveyron), 131 km/h in Caunes-Minervois (Aude), or even 126 km/h in Bédarieux (Hérault).


And the wind has blown even more on the island of Beauty, with gusts of 174 km/h measured at Cap Corse around noon.


Due to this strong gale, 14 departments of the Southwest, as well as Corsica, were placed on orange alert. The weather agency expects gusts up to 160 km/h on the peaks of the Pyrenees

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