Keyword: power cuts

Power cuts as Storm Qumaira batters west of France

Winds of up to 120km/h  swept parts of the country, cutting power mainly in the Loire Valley in the west, but also Normandy in the north-west.

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Fierce storms leave 240,000 French homes without electricity

After winds of up to130 k.p.h. caused havoc in western France, efforts were launched to try to fix damage to electricity network for Christmas.