Hurricane Aurora hit the northern areas of France on Thursday, causing power outages in about 250.000 households, LCI TV reports with reference to the preliminary data of the operator of energy networks Enedis, UNN writes.
The press service of the company also said that a crisis group had already been created. It will coordinate efforts to eliminate the consequences of bad weather. Nevertheless, the exact time of the recovery of the electricity supply has not yet been defined.
As of Thursday morning, the meteorological service Meteo France has announced the penultimate "orange" level of weather hazard due to Hurricane Aurora.
Radio France Bleu reports that in some communes of the Seine-Maritime, roofs were torn off and trees fell, and in the Finistere department in the west of the country the appearance of a "mini-tornado" was recorded. In addition, in the commune of Plozeve (Department of Finistere), at least one non-residential building was destroyed and the roof collapsed in the city hall.