Bad weather: the damage caused by hail is visible in several departments

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On Tuesday June 21 and Wednesday June 22, the hailstorms, which had devastated the Southwest, continued to progress. Côte-d’Or, Sarthe, Cher and Allier were also affected.

After the hail, the rain falls in a torrent of water, accompanied by gusts. In Dijon (Côte-d’Or), a torrent of mud poured into the streets on Wednesday June 22. In Sablé-sur-Sarthe (Sarthe), water even entered a supermarket, surprising customers. The rain falls on the roofs, already damaged by the hail that fell the previous days, and seeps into the houses. Firefighters attempt to urgently cover homes.

“All the roofs have holes so water seeps everywhere”, testifies a baker, whose oven could no longer work, preventing him from exercising his profession. The hail that fell on the evening of Tuesday June 21 caused a lot of damage. In Bourges (Cher), the Music Festival was suddenly interrupted and passers-by sought refuge. The storms, which started from the Southwest, hit the center of France. In the Nièvre, cars and roofs bear the scars of night. “It broke everything”, says a woman. The mayors of several municipalities are asking the State to recognize the state of natural disaster.

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