Storms: violent weather has hit a large part of the territory


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T.Petit, T.Souman, G.Jongis – France 3

France Televisions

As expected, the last few hours have been very turbulent in France. The stormy wave swept over a large part of the territory on the evening of Tuesday August 16 and the following night. bad weather from very high intensity fell on the South East. In Corrèze, two campers were seriously injured by a falling tree.

On the morning of Wednesday August 17, the Collonges-la-Rouge campsite (Correze) woke up slowly after a rough night. It is here that two elderly people were injured on the night of Tuesday August 16 to Wednesday August 17. Around 2 a.m., during a thunderstorm, a tree was uprooted and fell on a tent and a caravan. Two campers were injured: a 79-year-old man, hospitalized, as well as a 69-year-old woman who was more seriously affected. His vital prognosis is engaged.

The thunderstorms also affected the southeast of the country. All night, the elements were unleashed. In the morning of Wednesday, the inhabitants of the region testified to the extent of the floods. Marseilles (Bouches-du-Rhone) also was hit by storms. Several neighborhoods were flooded. The torrents of mud which poured over the region caused some material damage, but no injuries have yet been recorded.

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