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Strong winds and rain: many departments on orange alert

The wind will blow across the north of the country. Nineteen departments are on orange alert on Thursday. Two departments are also placed on alert for rain-flooding.

"Heavy rain and strong gusts of west wind Thursday over a large part of the country", summarizes in its bulletin this Wednesday evening Méetéo-France . In detail, no less than 21 departments are placed on orange alert. The majority of them, all located in the north-west of France, from Hauts-de-France to France. Ile-de-France, passing through Normandy and Eure-et-Loir, are on alert for wind. An alert planned between noon and 9 p.m. The departments concerned are: Pas-de-Calais, Nord, Somme, Aisne, Seine-Maritime, Oise, l' Eure, Val-d'Oise, Yvelines, Seine-et-Marne, Essonne, Seine-Saint-Denis, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne, Paris, Eure-et-Loir, Calvados, Orne and Manche. 

In its bulletin, Mét&o-France specifies that the wind gusts could reach "up to'à 90 à 100 km/h & inland, sometimes 110km/h, while on the coasts, gusts [may] reach 120km/h ;nbsp;km/h". À note that'à With the exception of the Mediterranean rim, almost the entire rest of the country will be affected by yellow vigilance in the wind.

An orange rain-flood alert has also been issued. triggered by Météo-France on Wednesday. It concerns only two departments, located in West: VendĂ©e and Deux-Sevres. The alert runs from midnight to 4 p.m. this Thursday. "Although marked, this éepisode of rain does not seem exceptional", however specifies Météo-France. Over the episode, totals reaching "30 à 50 millimeters, locally up to 50 millimeters 60 millimètres" are waiting. "The accumulations observed in 24 hours will correspond to " a little less than the monthly accumulation usually observed; in this season, tempers however Météo-France.

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