storm hits france

Thunderstorms arrived in Picardy in the early afternoon of Saturday, June 4. the entire region – Aisne, Oise and Somme – has been placed on orange watch “torages” of Meteo France.

And the storm passed, as in Amiens where the boulevard de Bapaume, odd side, was temporarily flooded.

Boulevard de Bapaume in Amiens was briefly flooded.
Boulevard de Bapaume in Amiens was briefly flooded. – Photo: Jeanne Demilly

In Amiens, near the city center.
In Amiens, near the city center. – Photo: Jeanne Demilly

I was on the Amiens-Roye (…) impossible to drive, we couldn’t see anything, the boundary was flooded
», launches this Internet user around 8:30 p.m. In Amiénois, waterspouts have been noticed, as in Poix-de-Picardie, testifies another Internet user. The same in the axis that unites Compiègne with Noyon, in the Oise.

Difficulties on the train tracks

Still in Oise, train traffic is interrupted between Paris and Creil (Oise) after a tree fell on the tracks, announces the Twitter account TER Hauts-de-France.

In Seine-Maritime, a woman died trapped under a car in Rouen. She was in her thirties. She died trapped under a car after being swept away, we learned from the Norman city’s mayor’s office.

They found her but she died.“, specified the same source.

In the rest of France, hail

” of the vines or driving to the shelter of camping explorers: Violent storms tore through France on Saturday where 65 departments were placed on orange watch until Sunday morning.

In the Landes and Gers, hailstones of several centimeters fell on part of the Armagnac vineyard, winegrowers and local officials told AFP.

In the Southwest, hail “bigger than a golf ball”

This corridor of hail followed the entire Lando-Gersoise border and it is estimated that between 4 and 5,000 hectares of vines and several tens of thousands of hectares of crops in the Gers were affected.

“, said the president of the departmental chamber of agriculture Bernard Malabirade.

“In Montreal-du Gers, we had hail bigger than a golf ball!
“, according to the director of the interprofessional Armagnac Olivier Goujon.

In Frêche (Landes), the winemaker Nelly Lacave has recovered her 8.5 hectares of vineyards”
chopped up

In the vineyards there is nothing left, the roof of our farm building is a giant Swiss cheese and the windows in the house have been broken. My father who is almost 70 years old has never seen this

“, he told AFP.

Not far from there, in Labastide-d’Armagnac (Landes), Mayor Alain Gaube believes he has “
lost between 70 and 90% of the vines

On the ground, there is a large part of leaves and grapes. The grapes that remain (on the vine) are already brown, they are dead

“, the Mint.

If there are no injuries in the Landes, 4,500 homes have been left without electricity.

From the southwest to Picardy via Brittany and the Centre-Val de Loire

In fact, lightning lit up the sky in Brittany as well as in Centre-Val de Loire, Normandy and Ile-de-France. Amateur photographers have posted images of the top of the Eiffel Tower struck by lightning on social media.

State services and @SecCivileFrance resources are mobilized, ready to intervene

“, said on Twitter the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, inviting the population “
follow the advice of the authorities and remain very vigilant


In Vincennes, east of Paris, the We love green music festival had to be interrupted because “the conditions are not pleasant for either the public or the artists,” a speaker on stage announced, according to an AFP journalist.

In the National Estate of Chambord (Loir-et-Cher), 30,000 unit scouts from France gathered for the Pentecost weekend had to shelter, including a third inside the castle.

The storm passed around 4:30 p.m. It lasted a few minutes but was relatively strong and a gust of wind knocked down the Cubs’ tents

“, explained to AFP Damien Tardy, in charge of relations with the press of the movement.

Ten thousand young people, aged 8 to 12, were housed in the castle in cooperation with the prefecture.

“, the oldest”
on a sloping plain

“, according to him. “
They are in tents under ponchos and they were singing when I went to see them.
. »

Far from this stormy supercell, Corsica has seen the mercury skyrocket: a heat record for the month of June was recorded at Cap Corse, in the north of the island, with 37.4 degrees, according to Meteo France.

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