DIRECT. Bad weather: several thousand homes without electricity in the west of France

What there is to know

It’s raining in Nantes … and all over Loire-Atlantique. Since 8 p.m., Saturday, October 2, the department of western France has been on red alert for “rain-flood”. “About a whole month of rains will fall in a dozen hours”, calculated Météo France. Follow the evolution of the situation in our direct.

23 departments in total vigilance. In addition to Loire-Atlantique, 21 departments are themselves placed in orange vigilance “rain-flood”, “floods” and “strong winds” (17 in the north-western quarter of the country, and 4 in the Rhône valley) : Eure, Oise, Seine-Maritime, Loire, Lozère, Ardèche, Gard, Eure-et-Loir, Ille-et-Vilaine, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Morbihan, Orne, Sarthe, the Rhône Paris, Yvelines, Vendée, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne and Val-d’Oise.

An evening by candlelight. At the start of the evening, 6,000 households no longer had electricity in Brittany (3,000 in Morbihan, 1 500 in Finistère, 1 000 in Ille-et-Vilaine and 500 in the Côtes-d’Armor). There were 1,500 in Loire-Atlantique.

“Everyone must be careful.” In a brief speech at the beginning of the evening, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin called on the inhabitants concerned to “remain cautious”. Peaks of up to 108 km / h were recorded on the Île d’Yeu and up to 85 km / h at Noirmoutier.

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