And once more. The extent of the damage caused by the passage of Ciaran has not yet been determined and the French coasts will have to withstand a new storm. Météo-France will place 10 new departments on orange alert on Saturday evening in the approach of storm Domingos which will cause “violent gusts of wind” on the Atlantic coast, meteorologists indicated in their latest bulletin.
While Pas-de-Calais is still on orange “flood” vigilance, Vendée, Deux-Sèvres, Vienne, Charente-Maritime, Charente and Gironde will move to orange “wind” vigilance from 18 hours. Charente-Maritime, Gironde, but also Bouches-du-Rhône and Var will also be placed on alert for “waves-submersion” at the same time. Corsica-du-Sud and Haute-Corse will go into “rain-flood” vigilance at 7 p.m.
“Inland, wind gusts occasionally exceeding 100 km/h may affect the departments neighboring those placed on orange “wind” vigilance. (…) They could concern in particular Loire-Atlantique, Limousin then reach the Center and Auvergne,” indicated the meteorological institute in its bulletin, calling for “caution”.
Some 9,000 km from France, the south, east and south-east of Reunion Island have also been placed on orange alert for heavy rain and thunderstorms, meteorologists reported. The prefect of the overseas department invited residents on Saturday morning on X to “continue to respect the safety instructions”. Saturday will generally be marked by a rainy and windy spell in France.