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Tempetes – France Faces The Storm

  • December 16th, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

storms-12-08.jpgWinter has hit with a vengeance in France; heavy snowstorms and rain across a wide area of the country have left a hundred-thousand houses without electricity, highways and city roads are blocked, and train lines cut in the centre of the country.

The AFP agency reports that emergency crews have been getting people out of cars stranded on the roads, and avalanche alerts have been posted in twelve of the mountain departments of France.

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