Bad weather: the city of Auxerre under water


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M.De Chalvron, A.Lay, J.Pelletier, V.Chatelier, T.Pfeiffer, France 3 Bourgogne, J.Cohen-Olivieri – France 2

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Friday, June 24, lightning struck again over several regions in which a lot of damage was recorded. The city of Auxerre, in Yonne, saw its streets flooded by torrents of rain.

Bad weather, thunderstorms and hail: the month of June 2022 was particularly stormy in France, with no less than 180,000 recorded lightning strikes. The inhabitants of Auxerre (Yonne) saw the streets flooded by torrents of rain. Several motorists were blocked in their vehicles, unable to drive. To clear the streets, firefighters came to the aid of residents.

Faced with the force of the precipitation, many inhabitants of the city could only see the damage. There, it’s flooded, you can really swim in it, it’s a river”testifies an Auxerrois stunned. “The water seeped in from the outside in and moved everything that was in the basement”describes a resident of a residence. The floods caused power outages that forced some restaurateurs to throw away food.

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