Powerful storm wreaks havoc across Europe, leaves over 500 000 homes without power and at least 4 fatalities | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Powerful storm wreaks havoc across Europe, leaves over 500 000 homes without power and at least 4 fatalities

A powerful autumn storm named Aurore by Meteo France brought severe weather to France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, the Channel Islands, and parts of southern England on Wednesday, October 20, and Thursday, October 21, 2021. This is the year's first violent autumn storm in Europe. In Germany, this storm is known as Ignatz.

Aurore started affecting Brittany, France on Wednesday afternoon and continued eastward through the night with wind gusts up to 175 km/h (109 mph). It downed thousands of trees and damaged many homes.

According to French Enedis utility, more than 250 000 homes were left without power as of Thursday morning, October 21.1 More than 40 000 were still without power by Thursday evening.

According to Meteo France, wind gusts of 175.3 km/h (109 mph) were registered in Fecamp, 153.4 km/h (95.3 mph) on top of Eiffel Tower in Paris, 150.1 km/h (93.2 mph) in Octeville, and 142.6 km/h (88.6 mph) in Granville.

A large number of rail services were disrupted by uprooted trees in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and neighboring countries as well as in England.

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