In pictures, in pictures – Almost the entire area was put under the orange vigil yesterday. A woman died in Rouen and great material damage must be denounced.
During the day and night of June 4 violent storms swept France. An exceptional meteorological phenomenonAccording to the number of relevant departments, with heavy rain, thunderstorms and more local hailstormsAccording to Gerald Darmanen. On Saturday afternoon, vigils were taken in 65 provinces from the southeast to central France.”orangeAlmost the entire region is at high risk from thunderstorms.
On the morning of a fiftieth Sunday, the awakening of orangesthunderstorms»For the 25 provinces that remained involved, which are mainly located in the northeastern quadrant of France, they have been raised. Earlier in the night this vigil was lifted for the North, Pas-de-Calais, and Seine-et-Marne. The Weather Channel* announces once again the current June 5th, “Sometimes strong thunderstorms from Grand Est to Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes” but one “Improved in the West despite the temporary threat to Heaven.”
Victim in Rouen
For residents and emergency services, the evening was long and hard. The Ministry of Interior recorded 705 firefighters’ interventions, mobilizing nearly 700 men. A woman who lost her life in Rouen, many material damages are reprehensible
Within a few minutes, the streets of Roanne had turned into a torrent. A woman in her thirties has been found stuck under a dead car after it was washed away.
Wonderful lightning and thunderbolts
Lightning lit up the skies in Brittany, central Val-de-Loire, Normandy and Ile-de-France. Amateur photographers posted pictures of the tallest Eiffel Tower struck by lightning on the networks. Electrical activity was very intense, totaling about 50,000 lightning strikes within 24 hours, according to a Météo-France report.
“Mobilize state agencies and civil security resources and prepare for intervention‘ Gerald Darmanen tweeted, calling the residents out.To follow the advice of the authorities and remain very vigilant“.
Brilliant hail storms
Thunderstorms were often accompanied by heavy hail showers. These can sometimes reach the size of golf balls as evidenced by the photos shared on social networks.
In Landes and Gers, hailstones several centimeters high fell on a part of the Armagnac vineyard. “The cold corridor follows the entire Landau-Gersuis border and it is estimated that between 4 and 5,000 hectares of vineyards have been affected and tens of thousands of hectares of crops in tents.‘,” said County Chamber of Agriculture chief Bernard Mallabirade.
In Frêche (Landes), winemaker Nelly Lacave restored 8.5 hectares of vineyards “section“.”There is nothing left in the vineyards, the roof of our farm building is a giant swiss cheese and in the house, the windows are shattered. My father who is almost 70 years old has never seen this before.“Not far from there, in Labastide-d’Armagnac (Landes), Mayor Alain Gaube thinks he has done it”It lost between 70 and 90% of its chromium“.”On the ground there is a large part of foliage and grapes. The grapes left on the vine are already brown, dead.»
If there were no regrettable injuries in the Landes, 4,500 homes were denied electricity. Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne promised in the evening that the government would beThere for the affected areasand go toVictims of bad weather that hits the whole country and rescue teams that carried out hundreds of interventions“.
In some cities such as Rennes, a huge amount of rain fell, inundating the streets and the metro. In Yonne, near Avalon, wind gusts exceeded 100 km/h and more than 30 mm of water fell in 12 minutes in Dorns, south of Nevers.
A house is burning after being struck by lightning
About 8:30 p.m., lightning struck a house in Nanteuil-lès-Meaux, in Seine-et-Marne. Within seconds, the ceiling caught fire, resulting in gorgeous images.
Fortunately, the family was not at the scene at the time of the lightning strike. “It really is a disaster. The mayor replied. But they escaped from the worst. The fire was brought under control in the evening, but the roof was completely destroyed.
We love the Green Festival Canceled
In Vincennes, east of Paris, the green music festival “We Love” had to be boycotted because “The conditions are not pleasant, either for the audience or the artists‘, announced one of the speakers on stage.
So 40,000 people were evacuated from the Bois de Vincennes.
Scouting reserve at Château de Chambord
At Chambord National Estate (Lower-et-Cher), the end of the afternoon took an unexpected turn. Within a few minutes, a violent storm traversed the famous castle plain where 30,000 unified French Scouts had gathered for the Pentecost weekend. “The storm passed around 4:30 p.m. It lasted a few minutes but it was relatively strong and a gust of wind destroyed the cubs’ tentsExplain the direction of movement.
They were all in shelter, youngsters were welcomed inside the castle, and visitors were expelled at once. “Ten thousand young people between the ages of 8 and 12 were accommodated in the castle in cooperation with the governorate“, the biggest “in a sloping plainOnly a few children were injured by projectiles flying in the wind. Firefighters and Civil Security were present. After a busy day, the program must resume its course, and the Pentecost mass that gathered 30,000 young people is scheduled for 5 pm.
The weather may have ended due to severe thunderstorms, according to The Weather Channel. Now is the time to clean, dry and repair damaged infrastructure.
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