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Severe thunderstorms slam Eastern United States, over 800 000 customers without power

Severe thunderstorms pushed through the Eastern United States on Thursday, October 31, 2019, knocking down trees and power lines that affected over 800 000 customers. As of Friday morning, November 1, more than 300 preliminary reports of severe weather were received by the NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center – the most in a 24-hour period in the U.S. since June 30. 

More than 800 000 customers in 14 states from Michigan to Virginia to Maine were left without power. According to estimates, at least 51 to 127 mm (2 to 5 inches) of rain fell in parts of eastern Pennsylvania and eastern New York on October 31.


Storm Amelie hits France, Spain and Italy, leaving over 140 000 homes without electricity

Violent winds brought by Storm Amelie hit France’s Atlantic coast over the weekend, producing large waves, causing traffic chaos, uprooting trees, and leaving some 140 000 households without electricity.

Winds in excess of 160 km/h (100 mph) hit parts of the region, forcing emergency services to respond to hundreds of calls. Gironde and Landes recorded 163 km/h (101 mph) winds and Bordeaux 121 km/h (75 mph).


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