14 departments placed on orange alert in the face of the risk of storms

14 departments placed on orange alert in the face of the risk of storms
14 departments placed on orange alert in the face of the risk of storms
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A storm in the Doubs, August 18, 2023. DOMINIQUE DELFINO / BIOSPHOTO VIA AFP

By Le Nouvel Obs with AFP

Published on May 1, 2024 at 10:57 a.m.

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Météo France placed 14 departments in the north-eastern quarter of France on orange alert for storms this Wednesday, May 1. In detail, Yonne, Aube, Marne, all the departments of Ile-de-France (Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-d Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Essonne, Yvelines), Aisne, Oise and Somme.

In these departments, “the storms are expected to be virulent with high intensities of precipitation, hail, squalls”said the meteorological agency in its latest bulletin published at 6 a.m.

According to the bulletin from the meteorological institute which accompanies this vigilance, these violent storms are “likely to cause significant local damage. » It is at the end of the afternoon or even the beginning of the evening that these, sometimes violent and accompanied by hail and significant wind gusts of up to 80 km/h, should occur.

For the day of Thursday, May 2, 4 departments should still be placed on orange alert for the same stormy phenomena: Somme, Oise, Aisne and Marne.

By Le Nouvel Obs with AFP

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