Weather. The passage of storm Eleanor, this night on the north of France, caused significant damage
Fourth storm to hit France in the space of a few weeks Eleanor also seems to be one of the most violent of the season. With recorded gusts of around 150 km / h, it caused extensive damage over much of the northern half of France.
Between Normandy, the Hauts-de-France, the Grand Est and the Île de France, no less than 200,000 homes woke up without electricity this morning. Disruptions are also numerous in transport: air traffic is slow in Roissy and Orly and many tree falls prevent the movement of trains on certain lines and cars on several roads. The Normandy bridge even had to be closed to motorhomes, caravans, trucks, motorcycles and pedestrians. But Eleanor also has more unexpected consequences: the eight races held today at the Deauville Racecourse have been postponed to Thursday and Friday.