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LIVE – Gloria Storm: 1000 homes without electricity, a second wave will hit France from this evening

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WEATHER – Storm Gloria arrived in southern France Monday evening after killing at least three people in Spain. Announced as an episode of “exceptional” weather, the storm is expected to last until Thursday, January 23. A second wave will affect France from Tuesday evening. Follow the latest information.

3:19 p.m.

FOAM

On many videos posted on social networks, we can see unusual amounts of foam spreading on the Spanish and French coasts

3:01 p.m.

2:59 p.m.

FORECASTS

According to “The Weather Channel”, the precipitation will intensify again in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday

2:57 p.m.

SPAIN

This Tuesday at Port Olímpic, a marina located in Barcelona, ​​Catalonia.

2:39 p.m.

SPAIN

According to the Iberian Civil Protection, the Gloria storm could ease from tomorrow, although the warnings are maintained by rain and strong winds in the northeast peninsula and the Balearic Islands

2:35 p.m.

HIGHWAY A9

The A9 motorway, the main motorway between France and Spain, had been closed for a time in the France-Spain direction between Perpignan and Boulou, following snowfall. But it reopened at the end of the morning, according to the prefecture. About 1,700 heavy goods vehicles which were “stored” from Béziers (Hérault) will gradually return to the motorway.

2:10 p.m.

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1:59 p.m.

PRIVATE ELECTRICITY

In the French department of Pyrénées-Orientales, snow fell from an altitude of 200 meters and 1,000 homes were deprived of electricity.

The highway connecting France and Spain – called AP7 on the Spanish side and A9 on the French side – was also cut on both sides of the border due to snowfall, according to local authorities.

1:33 p.m.

PRADES

In this city located in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales, just 300 meters above sea level, the streets are heavily snowed this Tuesday. 10 cm of snow lines the sidewalks. What disconcert the inhabitants.

1:25 p.m.

SPAIN

Storm Gloria has hit eastern Spain hard for the past few days, causing strong gusts of cold wind and snowfall

1:16 p.m.

BANYULS-SUR-MER

Locals watch the raging sea, traders worry

1:13 p.m.

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12:05

CERBERE

According to Météo France, “the accumulations since Monday evening have already reached 40 to 110 mm on the plains between Perpignan and Cerbère. We noted 68 mm in Argelès and 113 mm in Cerbère”

11:58

BANYULS

Due to landslides and floods, the coastal road D114 was closed between the seaside resorts of Banyuls-sur-mer and Cerbère

11:52

STATIONS

In the mountains, the snowfall promises to be historic by Thursday, with more than 1.50m expected on Canigou, Capcir and Haut-Conflent. The Cambre d’Aze and Porte-Puymorens stations have decided to remain closed on Tuesday.

11:47

POINT

The prefect of the Pyrénées-Orientales declares that “1000 homes are deprived of electricity” this Tuesday at 11:30 am.

11:41

ROAD POINT

The first roads close on the Pyrénées-Orientales department (according to the Prefect):

– The highway to Spain is closed (imminent reopening).

– RD914 cut between Cerbère and Banyuls sur Mer

– D617 between Canet Plage and Europa

– D51 between Villelongue and Torreilles

– D11 between Canet-en-Roussillon and Saint-Nazaire

– D12 between Bompas and Villelongue-de-la-Salanque

11:26

BOULOU

In the night from Monday to Tuesday, it was in Boulou that it rained the most, with 70 mm raised. Rainfall was lower in the plains, up to 30 mm. Tuesday, warns Météo-France, “the milder air is spreading throughout the department, the rain-snow limit will rise above 1000 m, to be around 1.300 to 1.500 m at midday. The snowfall will be then replaced by a notable rainy episode on this department “.

11:25

11:24

ADVICE

Tuesday, the swell and strong waves from East to North-East will impede the flow of rivers, which may cause flooding. As there are many fords in the department, the prefecture advises pedestrians and motorists to “never enter a submerged lane”.

11:15

SPAIN

Before reaching France via the Pyrénées-Orientales, storm Gloria crossed the Iberian Peninsula. 400 millimeters of rain fell on the coast in 72 hours, the equivalent of 4 months of precipitation.

11:08

SITUATION

As early as Sunday, the Spanish and then French meteorological services described the bad weather expected this week as exceptional. How are they? LCI sheds light on this intense weather phenomenon that started this Monday evening and will last until Thursday

Gloria storm: what to expect? The answers of our forecaster

11:06

ROAD POINT

The A9 motorway, the main motorway between France and Spain, is closed in both directions between Perpignan and Boulou, the last exit before Spain because it snowed at the Perthus pass in the Pyrenees

11:05

ACCIDENT

Due to bad weather and a serious accident involving a heavy goods vehicle, the AP-7 motorway which leads to the A9 in France from Figuères to Boulou has been closed

11:03

GIRONA

In Catalonia, the most affected regions are found in the south and the northeast with precipitation exceeding 100 liters per square meter and approaching 200 liters per square meter in Cassà de la Selva.

10:59

POINT

At 11:30 am, the prefect of the Pyrénées-Orientales will hold a press conference, to “take stock of the current meteorological episode in the department, present to you the arrangements for the authorities, safety instructions and forecasts”

10:58

Catalonia

Rivers such as Onyar and Daro in the region of Girona are likely to overflow during the day.

10:55

Catalonia

This Tuesday morning, a breakdown of the high voltage power supply left 220,000 subscribers without electricity in the region of Girona. The services of Red Electrica inform that the breakdown of a high voltage tower in Sant Hilari Sacalm, is about to be restored this Tuesday in the morning although the technical services are struggling to intervene due to snow accumulations.

25 people in Catalonia had to be hospitalized for injuries due to the strong wind. The number 112 has received almost 4,500 calls in Catalonia. The firemen of the Generalitat carried out approximately 2300 interventions because of the wind and the floods.

10:46

POINT

According to our weather expert Guillaume Woznica, here are images shot in Prades where snow is falling in abundance. Heavy, sticky snow fell up to 40 cm at 800 m above sea level and about ten cm around 300 m above sea level

10:43

VIGILANCE

Since Monday evening, the accumulations occasionally exceed 150 mm in the Argelès-Banyuls sector

10:17

FLOOD

The raging sea has caused floods in Spain, like here in Tossa de Mar, a town in the province of Girona, Catalonia.

10:13

Particularly rough sea

10:11

RED VIGILANCE

Two Spanish regions go under red alert: Aragon and Catalonia, at the border.

9:29

SNOW IN THE EASTERN PYRENEES

9:07

1,500 FIREPLACES WITHOUT ELECTRICITY

Enedis accounts for 1,500 homes without electricity in the Pyrénées-Orientales, according to our information.

9:05

TRAFFIC

While the A9 motorway is closed at Perthus, all SNCF traffic on the Narbonne-Cerbère line is interrupted.

9:03

FORECASTS

The first salvo of heavy precipitation has been underway since yesterday evening and is expected to last until early afternoon. A relative calm will emerge at the end of the day and early evening. The second salvo will take place next night with a little lull in the early morning. Finally, the third and last episode of rain will take place tomorrow afternoon and throughout the night from Wednesday to Thursday.

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A FIRST IN THIRTY YEARS

This phenomenon is “unusual” and “exceptional”. This intense Mediterranean episode will last three days with up to 400 mm of rain expected by Thursday morning, raising fears of floods. In the mountains, up to 2.50 m of snow should fall in the mountains, posing an avalanche risk.

It’s been more than 30 years that the Pyrénées-Orientales had not experienced such bad weather.

7:33

A MONTH OF RAIN IN 24 HOURS

At Cape Béar, a rocky point in the Pyrénées-Orientales, almost 132 mm of rain fell in 24 hours. A total that represents more than a month of rain!

7:25

7:24

VIDEO – Storm Gloria kills three in Spain before sweeping France

6:41

BALANCE SHEET IN SPAIN

Three people died in Spain due to the Gloria storm, which mainly strikes the east of the country. “A 54-year-old homeless woman of Romanian nationality was found dead, apparently of hypothermia, this morning in a park” in Gandia, south of Valencia, said a spokesman for the town hall. A “63-year-old Spaniard” was also found dead “Sunday afternoon” in the village of Pedro Bernardo, in the region of Castile and Leon (center), his mayor, David Segovia, told AFP . “He was lying on the ground on his property, hit in the head because of the falling tiles caused by the snow,” he said.

In the evening, the president of the Valencia region, Ximo Puig, offered his condolences to the family of a deceased victim in a village. According to local press, he is a 71-year-old man who died of hypothermia.

2:34Urgent

SNOW

Snowfall began Monday evening in the Pyrenees-Orientales department, placed from 4 pm on orange snow-ice alert, Météo France announced at night. It was snowing in Perthus and locally 200 m from the foot of the Albères in Vallespir, according to a bulletin issued at 1 o’clock. Generally, the rain-snow limit is around 300/400 meters.

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PREPARATION

The Pyrénées-Orientales are preparing for the arrival of storm Gloria.

An episode of “exceptional” weather is approaching. From this Monday evening, the extreme south of the country is preparing to experience a dantesque situation until Thursday inclusive with the arrival of the storm Gloria. After passing through Catalonia, where two people died, the storm Gloria arrives in France and will hit the south of the country with full force. According to Météo France forecasts, 3 to 4 months of rain and 3 meters of snow are expected for the next 72 hours. The department of Pyrenees-Orientales has been placed since 16h orange snow-ice alert, heavy snowfall is expected from the beginning of the evening, warned Météo-France.

The whole of the Eastern Pyrenees, the Aude (in its southern half) will be directly affected by the Gloria storm. Eastern Corsica and then Languedoc will also be affected to a lesser extent. As of Monday evening, the first moderate rains will settle in the Pyrénées-Orientales and the southern part of the Aude. Most of the phenomenon, exceptional for the season, is expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Before arriving in France, storm Gloria killed three people and deprived 200,000 students of lessons. “A 54-year-old homeless woman of Romanian nationality was found dead, apparently of hypothermia, this morning in a park” in Gandia, south of Valencia, said a spokesman for the town hall. AFP. A “63-year-old Spaniard” was also found dead “Sunday afternoon” in the village of Pedro Bernardo, in the region of Castile and Leon (center), his mayor, David Segovia, told AFP . In the evening, the president of the Valencia region, Ximo Puig, offered his condolences to the family of a deceased victim in a village. According to local press, he is a 71-year-old man who died of hypothermia.

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