Strong winds: thousands of homes remain without electricity in the Southeast this Saturday
Storm Larisa continues to rage in France. Corsica remains placed this Saturday in orange vigilance (level 3 out of 4) by Meteo France due to strong winds. The gusts have caused power cuts since Friday in the Southeast and on the Ile-de-Beauté.
Thousands of homes are without electricity due to these bad weather. In Occitania, along the Mediterranean, 3,400 homes suffered a breakdown, including 2,000 in the Hérault department this Saturday at 7 a.m. According to INSEE (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies), a household has a little more than two people. These figures are therefore approximately doubled to have an estimate of the number of people concerned.
Reinforcements, helicopters and drones
Contacted by Le Parisien, Enedis, in charge of network management, let it be known that its “teams were mobilized for a good part of the night in order to continue the replenishment operations”. In the Occitanie region, almost all households had regained energy before new gusts further deteriorated the situation. Reinforcements from other regions of France will go there to speed up the work.
In the Alpes-Maritimes, 2,000 households do not have access to electricity. They are 500 in the Var. In these two departments, “if the climatic situation allows it” helicopters and drones will be used “to continue replenishment operations”.
Finally, in Corsica, power cuts are also noted in several regions. Interventions are also underway.