Articles tagged "france"

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Record 36 605 lightning strikes in a day, large hail destroys homes, cars and crops, France

Violent thunderstorms hit parts of southwestern France on July 4, 2018, producing a total of 36 605 lightning strikes in 24 hours. This is the worst day in terms of lightning strikes in France so far this year, breaking the previous record of 33 841 strikes recorded...

July 05, 2018

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Record-breaking rain hits France again, Paris breaks rainfall record set in 1960

France is again on our radar with record-breaking June rainfall that triggered floods and caused damage and injuries on June 11 and 12, 2018. Fire and rescue service of Seine-et-Marne department in northern France responded to 816 calls for assistance on Monday and...

June 13, 2018

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With 182 000 lightning strikes in May, France doubles its record, 4 killed in recent storms

With 182 000 lightning strikes in May 2018, France has almost doubled its previous record figure for the same month set in 2009. Four lives were lost over the past two weeks. The storms brought a record number of lightning strikes as well as record amounts of rain...

June 08, 2018

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A month’s worth of rain in less than an hour floods parts of Brittany, France

A severe storm hit Brittany, northwestern France on Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4, 2018, dumping a month's worth of rain on the city of Morlaix in less than an hour. No injuries have been reported but the material damage is substantial. The storm quickly...

June 04, 2018

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Unprecedented hailstorm hits French winemakers, causing widespread destruction

A 'hailstorm of unprecedented violence' hit winemakers in famed Bordeaux and Cognac areas of western France on May 26, 2018. Although the material damage is huge, there are no reports of casualties or injuries. The storm hit the region around 12:00 local...

May 28, 2018

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Flash floods hit Paris, intense hailstorm leaves serious crop loss, France

A severe storm swept over French capital Paris on May 22, 2018, flooding streets and Metro stations. Just a few days ago, intense hailstorm further south in Vaucluse destroyed almost a year's worth of Luberon cherry tree crops. The capital's streets looked...

May 23, 2018

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Severe winds, tornado wreaks havoc in Marne, France

An intense storm accompanied by tornadoes and strong winds hit parts of France on April 29, 2018. Significant material damage was reported in three villages in the department of Marne. According to L'Union, identical phenomena were also reported in Aube and...

May 02, 2018

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Heaviest snowfall since 1986 gridlocks Paris, record 740 km (460 miles) of traffic jams

A rare heavy snowfall hit French capital on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7, 2018, causing record traffic jams, delaying trains and flights and bringing its bus network to a standstill. With temperatures dropping as low as -10 °C (14 °F), weather...

February 08, 2018

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Exceptionally high rainfall, Paris on flood alert in second-wettest winter on record

France has seen exceptionally high rainfall this month with several places already above all-time record and others 4 - 5 times above average for the month. With 7 days still left, the December - January period in Paris is already the second-wettest on record since...

January 24, 2018

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'Avalanche of exceptional magnitude' cuts off Bonneval-sur-Arc with 7 m (23 ft) deep snow, France

Following record snowfall over the last few days, the village of Bonneval-sur-Arc (population 251), located in the Savoie department of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France was cut off from the rest of the world after a massive avalanche on...

January 10, 2018

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Severe thunderstorms, large hail and at least one tornado hit France

Severe thunderstorms coming from Spain to the Pyrénées Orientales and Aude have affected southern France on January 6 and 7, 2018, producing heavy rain, large hail and at least one tornado. More than 70 homes were damaged and one person injured. This...

January 07, 2018

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Storm Eleanor to hit Ireland, UK and France with powerful winds, thundery rain

Winter Storm Eleanor is heading toward Ireland, United Kingdom and France today. Very severe and damaging gusts, heavy and locally thundery rain as well as very high seas are expected late Tuesday, January 2 into January 3, 2018. Status Yellow wind and rain warnings...

January 02, 2018

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Storm Carmen leaves one dead, 65 000 without power ahead of Eleanor, France

Storm Carmen hit western parts of France on Monday, January 1, 2018, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts up to 130 km/h (81 mph). At least one person has been killed and 65 000 customers left without power in the third and strongest storm to hit France this winter....

January 02, 2018

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Bright fireball over western France, 70 reports received

A bright fireball entered Earth's atmosphere over the city of Bordeaux, western France at 21:32 UTC (22:32 CET) on November 14, 2017, as the second major fireball event within 5 hours. It lasted up to 3 seconds. The International Meteor Organization (IMO)...

November 15, 2017

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Very bright fireball streaks over western France

A very bright fireball streaked across the night sky over western France at 03:36 UTC (05:36 local time) on October 5, 2017 and was recorded by REFORME's all-sky camera. It lasted between 3 and 7 seconds and was much brighter than the Moon. REFORME is asking all...

October 06, 2017

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New wildfire forces 10 000 people to evacuate, southern France

A new wildfire broke out in southern France overnight Wednesday, July 26, 2017, forcing at least 10 000 people to evacuate. The latest fire comes a day after France asked for help from the rest of Europe to tackle the flames already raging in the tinder-dry south,...

July 26, 2017

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Intense thunderstorm floods central France, 1 missing

A powerful thunderstorm dumped very heavy rain over parts of central France Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017, causing severe flash floods. At least one person is missing, presumed dead. Houses were submerged, vehicles swept away, and roads blocked by fallen trees...

June 14, 2017

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Violent thunderstorm barrels through France and England

A violent thunderstorm swept through northern France and southern England on Sunday, May 28 into May 29, 2017, causing power disruption in both countries. It came after almost 30 °C (86 °F) May heatwave. The storm moved through France on Sunday, crossed the...

May 29, 2017

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Powerful windstorm batters France, killing 2 and leaving 600 000 homes without power

Severe weather, including snowfalls and hurricane-force winds, has been affecting the central-southern and south-eastern areas of the France over the past 48 hours, causing at least two fatalities. Some 600 000 properties lost electricity, the highest such number...

March 06, 2017

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Deadly avalanche hits French Alpine resort of Tignes

At least four people have died and five are missing after an avalanche hit popular French Alpine resort of Tignes early February 13, 2017. The avalanche, the worst to hit the Alps this season, was 400 m (1 300 feet) wide. It occurred at 09:35 UTC (10:35 local time)...

February 13, 2017

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Explosion at Flamanville nuclear power plant in France

An explosion has occurred at Flamanville nuclear power plant in France at 08:40 UTC (09:40 local time) on February 9, 2017. Several people were slightly injured. The incident occurred in an engine room of Unit 1 reactor, injuring five people. Authorities said the...

February 09, 2017

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250 000 homes without power after powerful storm hits France

A powerful storm hit France's southwestern coast early Saturday, February 4, 2017, downing trees and power lines and leaving more than 250 000 homes without power. This is the second storm to hit France since Thursday. The third one, less intense, is expected on...

February 04, 2017

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Shallow M5.2 earhquake hits near La Rochelle, France

A shallow earthquake registered by French central seismological office (BCSF) as M5.2 hit near the coast of La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime region), France at 06:46 UTC on April 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth 17 km (10.5 miles). EMSC is reporting ML5.0 at...

April 28, 2016

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New round of severe weather and flooding for Morocco, Spain, France, Italy and parts of Balkan Peninsula

After delivering flooding rainfall to Portugal and most of the Spain, a strong storm system moves slowly to the east, bringing the threat for flooding rainfall to already saturated parts of the Mediterranean coast. A heavy storm triggered flash floods in south east

November 30, 2014

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Over 21 000 birds killed by storms on French coast since the end of January

According to the French national Bird Protection League (LPO), more than 21 000 sea birds have died since the end of January on France's Atlantic coast due to storms in the worst "slaughter" in a century.  A total of 21 341 dead

February 28, 2014