If Storm Ciaran hit the north-west quarter of France particularly hard, as expected, it also caused some damage in the South-West. “Storm Ciaran hit the Gironde department during the night from Wednesday to Thursday” confirms the Nouvelle-Aquitaine prefecture this Thursday morning.
The town of Vendays-Montalivet, located in the tip of Médoc on the Atlantic coast, is thus “the most affected with 24 damaged houses, including 6 very damaged with part of the roof torn off”. The D102 road is “obstructed by falling trees and the presence of electrical wires and street lamps on the ground”. In the municipalities of Les Eglisottes-et-Chalaures (D123), Marcenais (D18), and Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc (D14), “several trees are across these roads”.
The impassable Arcachon basin pass
In the town of Fargues-Saint-Hilaire, “a tree fell on the road” and in the town of Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux, “an electric pole fell on the road to Madirac”.
On the nautical side, “the Arcachon basin pass is currently impassable following a very strong swell”. On the other hand, regarding transport (Tram, SNCF), traffic is moving normally.
The Gironde department remains placed on yellow alert for the risks of wind, storms, rain-flooding and floods on the sections of the Garonne-Dordogne and Estuary confluence.