January 26, 2009
Le Sud-Ouest balayé par la pire tempête depuis 10 ans
The worst storm in 10 years just hit the south of France over the weekend. Here in the Paris region, we had high winds and were on Alerte Orange. Over the weekend, the southern part of France was on the highest Alert- RED and suffered much damage as a result of cyclone speed winds! This is the worst storm seen since the tempête in 1999! Hundreds of thousands of trees were uprooted as a result of the high winds. Four people reported dead, many injured, and about 1. 7 million homes lost their electricity. Roads were blocked with fallen trees and debris was everywhere.
*Photos taken off the internet.