This was published on the 17th Sept.
THREE people have been killed in the violent storms that battered a trail across France and have today seen 11 departments on orange alert.
Flood risks from heavy rains have seen Ain (01), Ardèche (07), Côte-d’Or (21), Doubs (25), Isère (38), Jura (39), Loire (42), Rhône (69), Haute-Saône (70) and Saône-et-Loire (71) put on orange alert by Météo France while Drôme (26) faces violent thunderstorms and intense rains.
Today the storms are heading from Rhône-Alpes into Bourgogne and Franche-Comté this morning and remaining for several hours with rains of up to 11cm and up to 4cm falling in an hour, before calmer weather returns in the afternoon as rains head west. Intense rains will continue in Ardèche and Drôme where dozens of lightning strikes are being reported.
The storms left a trail of destruction from the west coast to the middle of the country yesterday with trees…
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