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France: Storm alerts extended to 17 departments June 27 /update 1

Orange weather alerts extended to 17 central and southwestern departments June 27; thunderstorms, strong winds forecast

TIMEFRAME expected from 27/6/2017, 12h00 until 27/6/2017, 11h59 (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION France

Event

The French meteorological agency (Météo France) has issued orange alerts - the second-highest on a four point scale - for 17 departments in the center and southwest of France for Tuesday, June 27. The alerts concern the departments of Aveyron, Corrèze, Dordogne, Gers, Gironde, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées, Landes, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Allier, Cantal, Creuse, and Puy-de-Dôme, where thunderstorms, violent wind, and heavy rain are forecasted. The storms are expected to begin around 16:00 (local time) and end by midnight.

Transport disruptions (rail, road) due to debris blocking roads or tracks are possible, along with potential flight disruptions. Localized power outages and flooding may also occur.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of weather forecasts and adhere to any orders issued by the local authorities. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

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