The operator of the electricity distribution network Enedis has identified 12,000 homes without electricity following the Bella storm.
A little more than 12,000 homes were deprived of electricity on Sunday morning in Brittany and Normandy, following the passage of storm Bella, announced the manager of the electricity distribution network Enedis.
“The storm Bella which crossed Brittany last night caused incidents on the public electricity distribution network and power cuts”, announced Enedis Bretagne in a press release. At 9 a.m., 6,600 households were affected in Brittany, including 3,000 in Finistère, 2,000 in Morbihan, 800 in Côtes d’Armor and 800 in Ille-et-Vilaine.
400 Enedis employees and 100 service providers mobilized
Enedis says it is “mobilized to restore electricity to these homes as soon as possible”, with “nearly 400 Enedis employees and 100 service providers (pruning, lifting, works)” in the field, according to the press release.
In Normandy, 6,000 homes are deprived of electricity according to a spokesperson for Enedis, who specifies that electricity should be restored to the “vast majority” of customers by Sunday evening.
In Loire-Atlantique, no cut related to the storm was reported, according to a spokesperson for Enedis, who reported a “normal Sunday”.
Orange vigilance for strong winds was lifted Sunday morning for Finistère and Manche but “gusts can still reach 100 km / h occasionally on the Atlantic coast and a large north-western quarter of France, and up to 120 km / h on the coast, from Vendée to Aquitaine “, according to Météo France.