Storm warning as 12 French departments are placed on orange alert
Twelve departments in central and northern France are on orange storm alert today (June 25) with severe thunderstorms expected to hit later this afternoon between Auvergne, Burgundy, Champagne and Lorraine.
The departments are: Allier (03), Ardennes (08), Aube (10), Côte-d’Or (21), Loire (42), Marne (51), Haute-Marne (52), Meuse (55), Nièvre (58), Puy-de-Dôme (63), Saône-et-Loire (71) and Yonne (89).
The national forecasting service Météo-France indicates that there could be heavy showers with 20 to 30 mm of rain falling in a short time, as well as winds of up to 100 km / h, hail and lightning. .
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Severe thunderstorm warning for 12 departments in eastern France
“This summer stormy activity requires particular vigilance given the risk of severe weather events in areas already heavily impacted by storms,” said Météo-France.
Northern France was hit by a series of storms in February this year, with the death of a couple in Manche (Normandy).
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Should I do something in an orange alert zone?
People living in areas under an orange warning should stay away from bodies of water and shelter in their homes if possible.
Goods that could be washed away or submerged must be secured.
More information on Meteo France website.
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