Damaged by Storm Aurora in France: More than 250,000 homes were without electricity

The Storm Aurora that hit the north France It caused massive damage and cut off electricity to 250,000 homes, mainly in the Normandy region. Strong wind Entire homes destroyed It caused trees to fall. In addition, the storm affected the normal operation of trains, and they had to Crowd of about 3000 technicians To solve the problems.

And social media users posted pictures of trees that fell in the middle of tracks and roads, preventing the movement of trains and cars in some areas where it was impossible to pass. Damage was like that even A house under construction has completely collapsedAgence France-Presse confirmed.

“Because of the gusty winds, Falling trees affect the movement of trainsIn the Paris region, in Normandy, in the north and in Lorraine, the Minister of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebari, warned in a tweet. Several railways in Brittany (west) and Bluesvet in the far west also suffered interruptions.

The fallen tree after the storm has passed. (Photo: Fred Tanou/AFP)

Meteorologists hope to haveThe first storm of the seasonWhich affects northern France since Wednesday afternoon, continues Thursday towards the border with Germany in the east. According to the Meteorological Institute Météo France, Wind gusts 175 km/h At Fécamp at 143 km/h in Granville, both in Normandy, and 109 km/h south of Paris. It also caused damage and flooding in the streets of central Paris.

Strong waves hit the western coast of France.  (Photo: Fred Tanou/AFP)
Strong waves hit the western coast of France. (Photo: Fred Tanou/AFP)by: Fred Tanno | France Press agency

Rail traffic has resumed in most of the northern region of the country, with the exception of Normandy, where it remains “extremely turbulent,” writes SNCF, the French railway company which reviewed several hundred breakdowns and Accidents caused by storm Across the national grid, from Brittany to Alsace. It was also resumed in Ile-de-France, the Paris region, as well as in the regions of Hauts-de-France, Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne.

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A house without a roof due to a storm.  (Photo: Fred Tanno)
A house without a roof due to a storm. (Photo: Fred Tanno)

On the other hand, the movement of high speed trains (TGV) is regular. Meanwhile, more than 250,000 homes are still without electricity and damage has been recorded in the north of the country due to strong winds of up to 175 km per hour.

Damaged by Storm Aurora in France: More than 250,000 homes were without electricity

According to ENEDIS, the French electricity regulator, the largest number of public services still cut, several hours after the storm on Wednesday night, are in Normandy.

Aurora Storm too It affected other countries such as Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. In France, 13 provinces in the east and northwest of the country were on yellow alert for “high winds,” Météo France reported.

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