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Storm Dennis: 18,500 households without electricity in Brittany, air traffic disrupted in Beauvais


The orange wind and rain vigilance has been lifted for the four Breton departments as well as for the Manche and Calvados, said Météo-

About 18,500 households were without electricity in Brittany, Sunday late in the afternoon, due to the storm Dennis, after a peak at 30,000 in the early afternoon, according to Enedis, while more no department was placed in orange vigilance by Météo-France.

According to the manager of the electricity distribution network, around 7,000 homes were without electricity in Ille-et-Vilaine, 4,500 in Finistère and Morbihan, as well as 2,500 in Côtes-d'Armor, according to a point of situation performed at 4.30 p.m.

Impressive images of storm Dennis in Brittany

"Reinforcements from Enedis Picardie and Poitou-Charentes also come to lend a hand in Brittany," said a spokeswoman for Enedis. Around noon, around 10,000 homes were without electricity in Brittany. According to the regional communication from Enedis, 450 agents are mobilized in the field to restore the current.

Total rain exceeds 40 mm in Finistère and Morbihan

Orange vigilance (wind and / or rain) has been lifted for the four Breton departments as well as for La Manche and Calvados, Météo-France said. “The rainy episode is coming to an end. The cumulative rainfall measured for the episode generally exceeds 40 mm in Finistère and Morbihan, ”ensures Météo-France.

“In the departments that have emerged from vigilance, the wind has dropped below the 100 km / h threshold and will continue to weaken in the evening. We can still observe gusts around 90km / h until the start of the night, ”said Météo France.

Storm after storm here ... 🌬️🌀 # Finistère #Dennis #StormDennis #storm #TempeteDennis #tempete #Bretagne

- Mon Trésor Breton ⚓ (@tresorbreton) February 16, 2020

In Hauts-de-France , "the first field visits show that the incidents are due to projections of branches or debris in the 20,000 volt lines," explained Enedis, adding that in the North and the Pas -de-Calais, 500 homes were still without electricity at 1:30 p.m., especially around Saint-Omer, against 2,500 at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.

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Ferry traffic between Calais and England was also "disrupted" Sunday morning, according to the port's Twitter account.

#PortCalais: Calais / Dover traffic disrupted due to weather conditions. Risk of delays. Contact your ferry company. #PortofCalais: Calais / Dover crossings are affected by weather conditions. Risk of delays. Please contact your ferry company.

- Port of Calais (@calaisport) February 16, 2020

In the transmanch e traffic , the companies “DFDS Seaways” and “P & O ferries”, which transport passengers and trucks between Calais and Dover (England), both reported “delays” on their ferries, via their Twitter accounts .

"We have a few delays, between 30 and 45 minutes, but that have nothing to do with last week," said a spokesperson for DFDS Seaways. She recalled that the Ciara storm had caused the suspension of traffic and the temporary closure of the port of Dover last weekend.

At Beauvais airport , "storm Dennis is currently causing major disruption to flights", also warns the airport on its site, adding that, "following flight cancellations, traffic may be disrupted".

In Normandy , around noon, 1,400 homes were without electricity: 400 in Calvados, 350 in the Manche, 320 in the Orne, 180 in Seine-Maritime and 150 in the Eure, according to a regional spokesperson d 'Enedis, specifying that 200 agents were on the ground.

Source: leparis

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