Brittany hit by power cuts as storm warnings remain in France – .

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Brittany hit by power cuts as storm warnings remain in France – .


More than 6,000 homes were without electricity this morning (October 3) after winds of over 115 km / h hit Brittany yesterday. Orange alerts remain in 14 departments for thunderstorms, strong winds and rain.
The strongest wind was recorded on the island of Groix, followed by 109 km / h recorded at Pointe du Raz, and gusts of 108 km / h at Belle-Ile and 105 km / h at Ouessant.

Brest and Landivisiau recorded winds of 98 km / h in the afternoon.

The Loire-Atlantique department was on red alert for thunderstorms and heavy rains last night, with orange alerts for the neighboring departments of the northwest.

This morning, Enedis confirmed that about 6,000 homes were deprived of electricity on Saturday evening, including 3,000 in Morbihan, 1,500 in Finistère, 1,000 in Ille-et-Vilaine and 500 in Côtes-d’Armor.

Falling trees causing damage to power lines were the main reason for power cuts.

The power grid has since confirmed that most homes have now been reconnected this morning.

Storm warnings always in place

The most severe alerts have now been lifted for Brittany, but heavy rains and winds are still forecast for 14 departments in France today.

These are:

  • Heavy rain for: Oise, Val-d’Oise, Yvelines, Paris
  • Strong wind for: Loire, Rhône
  • Storms and floods for: Ardeche
  • Thunderstorms tonight for: Lozère, Gard, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var

Winds could reach up to 119 km / h, Météo France said, and rains of up to 350 mm are expected in some areas.

The forecaster warned residents to be vigilant as conditions can change and worsen rapidly, especially in the Mediterranean region, he said.

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