July 29, 2013. Last Saturday France was dominated by a hurricane and torrential rains. Bad weather was expected — on the eve of the central departments of the country was declared a storm warning. Fears were not unfounded. Day off brought a strong wind, the speed of which reached one hundred and sixty-five miles per hour, reported by news agency "RIA Novosti", referring to the Sunday information from AFP.
More than thirty people were injured, having suffered serious injuries when struck by a terrible wind big top tent in the city of Joinville in the west of the country.
Heavy rains and thunderstorms, accompanied by strong winds have caused flooding in the north-west of France, in the department of Seine-Maritime (Seine-Maritime).
Because of the hurricane was disrupted electricity supply in some regions of the country. More than one hundred and thirty thousand homes in the departments of Normandy, Champagne, Midi-Pyrenees and Burgundy were without electricity. Recovery elektrosnobzheniya may not be earlier Monday, said the main power company in France "Electricite de France".
Recall that in France, most recently from the last hurricane rains and hail storm severely affected vineyards.