Authorities evacuated about 600 people from the Landa department as a precaution.
In France, two people died in the New Aquitaine region due to bad weather, and 40,000 homes were cut off. This is reported by DW.
Five other people were injured by trees that fell on cars. Authorities evacuated about 600 people from the Landa department as early as December 13 as a precaution.
According to electricity supplier Enedis, about 40,000 French households are without power due to gale-force winds. The regions of Normandy and Oxitania are also affected. In 11 departments, the level of danger is high – orange.
About 2,000 specialists are working to fix the problem. Electricity has now been restored to 15,000 affected households.
Landslides and floods are also known to have temporarily cut off access to ski stations in the resorts of Goourette and Artist in the Atlantic Pyrenees department. In some areas, the water rises by 30 cm per hour, meteorologists note.
Recall, because of bad weather in Africa killed hundreds of people. Prolonged rainfall has triggered floods and landslides that have killed 132 people in Kenya, more than 50 in Tanzania and 38 in Burundi.