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Bad weather: thunderstorms still expected in eastern France

D.Schlienger, E.Prigent, T.Simonet, I.Delion, T.Breton, O.Combe, E.Noel – France 2

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Thursday June 23, 26 departments are still on orange alert for storms which have already done great damage. The east of the country is particularly vigilant.

The storms never stop beating down on France. After having touched the west of the country, they are now hitting the east of France. In areas where the bad weather are shot down, huge hailstones have fallen and, by places, cIt was the force of the showers that caused flooding. “It was very sturdy, it fell well and we opened the manholes in an emergency because it was overflowing everywhere”describes a café owner from Isère.

It is not only the east of the country that has seen the bad weather fall since in the Lot, the showers have flooded the streets. In Agen (Lot et Garonne)the equivalent of three weeks of rain fell in just 45 minutes. It rained, the shock, suddenly, like that, a lot of water at the same time and it is true that the river network could not store everything, suddenly the water stagnates “explains a resident of Agen (Lot-et-Garonne). Stranger, a waterspout that looks like a tornado was seen in Saint-Tropez (var).

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