a man dead, 90,000 homes without electricity, what to expect this Friday?

This Thursday, February 22, storm Louis swept through the north of France. A violent storm which left one person dead and deprived 90,000 homes of electricity. We take stock.

This Thursday, February 22, Météo France placed 28 departments on orange alert for strong winds or heavy rain, due to storm Louis. Meteorologists also feared the formation of tornadoes in Normandy. Gusts of winds 135 km/h were recorded at the tip of Chemoulin, in Loire-Atlantique.

Around 12:30 p.m., a man lost his life in Deux-Sèvres. In fact, the 52-year-old motorist had borrowed a bridge closed to traffic, as explained by the prefecture and the firefighters. His car was swept away by a river, in the town of Saint-Georges-de-Noisné.

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Storm Louis: 90,000 homes without electricity

In addition to this sad news, we learn that around 6:30 p.m., 90,000 homes were without electricity. Homes which are mainly located in the north of France. “Our employees and service providers are strongly mobilized to restore as many customers as possible as quickly as possible,” Enedis said.

The group adds that “Interventions are sometimes delicate due to trees uprooted and falling on the roads, or flooded areas”. Despite the violence of Storm Louis, the situation seems to be gradually calming down.

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Météo France forecasts for this Friday, February 22

In fact, around 8 p.m., Météo-France announced that only 4 departments are still placed on orange vigilance. Namely Pas-de-Calais and the North for violent winds. And Deux-Sèvres and Seine-et-Marne for the risk of flooding. Summary of this stormy day: 500 interventions by firefighters.

For this Friday, February 23, Météo France is only placing 2 departments on orange alert for floods: Deux-Sèvres and Seine-et-Marne. The violent winds should therefore be over and the risk of tornadoes removed. On the other hand, heavy rains are expected at the end of the week. “We must expect sometimes sustained showers, particularly near the Atlantic and Channel coasts, delivering sleet and storms”, explains Météo France.

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