9,000 homes were deprived of electricity on the evening of January 8 in Brittany, due to strong gusts of wind.
In detail: 5,000 homes were affected in Morbihan at 7 p.m., 2,000 in Ille-et-Vilaine, 1,500 in Côtes-d’Armor and 500 in Finistère according to Enedis, reports France Blue.
The whole of Brittany was swept away by violent gusts this Saturday!
– Weather Brittany (@MeteoBretagne) January 8, 2022
These incidents are mainly due to the violent gusts of wind sweeping across Brittany. The strongest gust was recorded in Brignogan (Finistère), at 148km / h. Gusts to 134km / h were recorded in Groix (Morbihan) and 129km / h in Saint-Ségal (Finistère).
The four Breton departments are placed in vigilance yellow violent winds and thunderstorms by Meteo France until 4 p.m. this January 9.
The emergency services have already intervened 102 times in Finistère and 48 times in Ille-et-Vilaine, indicates Franceinfo. They notably rescued four people seriously injured in a road accident near Morlaix (Finistère), including a six-year-old child.