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Storm Ciaran: 260,000 homes are still without electricity on Saturday morning

Storm Ciaran: 260,000 homes are still without electricity on Saturday morning

About 260,000 homes were still without electricity on Saturday morning, especially in Brittany and Normandy, after the storm. CiaranEnidis said.

“At 8:00 a.m., there are still 260,000 customers that need to be renewed, especially in Brittany (200,000) and Normandy (51,000),” the General Director of the Electricity Distribution Network said in a press release.

Enedis, which has mobilized 3,400 employees and service providers since Thursday morning, added that “78% of customers have been restored since the storm,” meaning more than 900,000 households.

The previous Enedis update reported that 875,000 customers were without power on Friday at 6:00 p.m. There were 1.2 million on Thursday morning, after the storm passed.

Storm Ciaran It claimed the lives of at least two people in France and left damage that will take several days to resolve.

On Friday, Emmanuel Macron, who visited Finistère, the worst-hit province, called on the French to “remain very vigilant” in the coming days.

He also said: “We have a battle to restore normal life as quickly as possible,” specifically targeting to restore electricity to 90% of affected households by Monday.

Météo-France will place 10 new departments on orange alert on Saturday evening as the storm approaches domingos, Meteorologists said this would cause “violent wind gusts” on the Atlantic coast.

In particular, the cities of Vendée, Deux-Sèvres, Vienne, Charente-Maritime, Charente and Gironde are affected by the orange “wind” alert as of 6:00 p.m.

The port of the gouvernement Olivier Veran avait voqué, vendredi matin, “In situations like variables, and inroits où the comparison of the pouvoir that will be done in the prochaines heures and inroits, notation in the finisher, où the electrical lignes on and été carrément hachées the list”.

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He said that this administration concentrated “more than half” of the homes deprived of electricity in Brittany.