Ana Storm: another 36,000 households without electricity la France

Around 36,000 households were still without power Tuesday morning in France, in the Hauts-de-France, Pays de la Loire and Center-Val de Loire regions, following the storm Ana, we learned from ‘Enedis.

In the early morning, 20,000 customers remained without power in the Hauts-de-France, 10,000 in Pays de la Loire and 6,000 in Center-Loire Valley, said in a statement the network manager of electricity distribution.

“1,500 Enedis agents and service providers have been mobilized since very early this morning to restore these customers, reinforced by 175 agents from other regions who came yesterday to lend a hand to their colleagues,” says Enedis in the document.

Three departments of the southern Alps (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes and Alpes-Maritimes) were kept vigilant orange until Wednesday morning, according to a bulletin of Météo-France, because of a risk of avalanche. Nord and Pas-de-Calais, on the other hand, came out of the ice and snow vigil early in the morning.

At the height of the storm on Monday, 120,000 French households were without electricity.

The west of France was the region most affected by the winds, the Hauts-de-France were hit by a snowy episode.

In Nice and its region, the coastline has been partially forbidden to the public against the risk of wave-submersion and rain-flooding. Closed Monday, the Nice-Côte d’Azur airport reopened Tuesday and flights were resuming, although delays are expected, warned the airport.

In the Alps, the authorities did not recommend mountain outings because of the high avalanche risk due to the strong amounts of fresh snow associated with the warmth and the stormy winds.

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