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Hail, floods: violent storms in the South-West

Part of the South-West was destroyed. affected by heavy hail in places. Several departments had been affected. placed on orange alert for thunderstorms by Météo France.

Intense storms hit the South-West, Saturday April 27 at the end of the day. Heavy rain and hail affected the area. the region. Eight departments in the area had been affected. placed on orange alert for thunderstorms by Météo France (Charente, Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Gers, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne and Lot). Nearly 14,000 lightning strikes were recorded. recorded in France for Saturday. The town of Dax wasé particularly affected. The roadways have been upgraded. flooded. The streets have been closed down. covered with gravel the size of 1 à 2 centimeters which strongly disrupted the traffic and caused damage.

Sudden drop in temperatures

Powerful gusts of wind, with peaks approaching 70 km/h, and very heavy rain, between 10 and 20 millimè many have been é measured in certain areas. Temperatures have dropped brutally à the Dax-Seyresse weather station going from  15.4 °C & 14 hours à 9.6 °C &agrav; 15 hours with wind gusts up to 66km/h. Which shows the power of the storm and the importance of the precipitation that accompanied it ;.

The firefighters intervened around twenty times in the area. Several trees were destroyed. uprooted, falling on the road or houses, according to South-West. According to a report from Enedis, nearly 10,000 customers have been supported. deprived of electricity in the southwest. These centers are located in particular in Dordogne, Corrèze and Tarn. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116