Storm Frederico France: In Clermont-Ferrand, impressive damage
This Thursday, November 16, gusts of up to 130 km/h were forecast in Clermont-Ferrand and Puy-de-Dôme. The culprit: Frederico depression.
Storm Frederico struck France on Thursday, November 16th, causing significant disruptions, especially in the Puy de Dôme area. The prefecture of Clermont-Ferrand witnessed part of a high school's roof being torn off by the powerful winds.
Depression Frederico is impacting the nation along the “Brittany-Alsace axis” bringing heavy rain and strong winds. As a result of the storm, four departments have been placed under an orange wind alert.
Clermont-Ferrand, already grappling with substantial damage, has seen firefighters responding to numerous interventions. In addition to the high school, roofs of at least four other educational institutions were damaged, illustrating the extent of the storm's impact.
Wind speeds reached approximately 130 km/h, causing widespread power outages in the southwest of the department. At midday, 2,490 homes were reported without electricity due to the adverse weather conditions.
The aftermath of Storm Frederico serves as a reminder of the destructive force of severe weather events, prompting authorities to take swift action to address the immediate impacts and ensure the safety of residents in affected areas.