significant material damage in Vichy

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Storms and hail: great material damage in Vichy
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Saturday June 4, the storms did not spare the department of Allier either. Huge hailstones hit the city of Vichy in particular.

The inhabitants of Allier were surprised by the violence of the downpours of Live. Some hailstones were the size of golf balls. For one couple waking up was very difficult as the roof of their accommodation was punctured under the power of this precipitation. “We could actually hear the shingles pop when we were in the house, it suddenly collapsed on the bed, it also hit the blinds”describes the young woman.

Impressive sized hailstones

If the roofs and windshields exploded, it was above all because of the impressive size of the hail that fell in Vichy (Allier). Firefighters were called numerous times to intervene 1,200 times in the department. One of them explains that he “it’s better not to be down when it falls (…) it’s still pretty violent, the storms are getting more violent”. However, firefighters will be able to count on additional personnel from Lyon (Rhône) and surroundings.


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