Hailstones, sometimes the size of pétanque balls, fell overnight from Wednesday to Thursday in the Roanne region, in the Loire. Twenty-five departments were placed on orange alert for the risk of thunderstorms this Thursday by Météo -France. This Wednesday, the Loire was placed in yellow vigilance. But violent storms fell at the end of the day, especially in the Roanne sector. According to our colleagues from France 3, the firefighters received nearly 800 calls from the inhabitants of the city and the commune of Coteau, which would have been more affected. “All the landscaping work undertaken for 2 years went up in smoke in a few minutes”, laments the mayor on social networks, who indicates that the nursery school was “damaged” by the bad weather. The firefighters carried out nearly 400 interventions, she lists. Rain record in Lyon On the side of the Lyon region, a little further east, torrential rains fell. According to La Chaîne Météo, in the space of two hours, 51 mm of rain fell at Saint-Exupéry airport. “Which corresponds to 3 weeks of rainfall in just two hours. This is a record rainfall in two hours for the month of June”, specifies the specialized media. Numerous floods were reported in the city. evening, the firefighters told BFM Lyon that they had not carried out any specific interventions in the region.
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