Paris, Nov 3 (EFE).- French President Emmanuel Macron highlighted the “extremely reduced” human toll of the Ciarán Pass, with two dead and 47 injured, given the virulence of this storm that crossed France from west to east. and that generated winds of up to more than 200 kilometers per hour.
Macron, who traveled to Brittany to check the damage caused by the storm, considered in statements to the press from the town of Plougastel-Daoulas that the response of the emergency and assistance services shows that “we have learned since 1999.”
He was thus referring to the two storms that in December of that year caused nearly a hundred deaths in France and the interruption of the electricity supply in millions of homes.
He noted that since then, among other things, they have invested in supercalculators that allow us to fine-tune weather forecasts.
In any case, he asked the French to remain “very vigilant” because other storms are coming in the coming days, in particular Domingos, which should cross the country again from west to east on Saturday.
Macron said the priority now is to clear roads and railway lines that have been blocked, mainly by fallen trees, and to restore power.
According to the latest data updated by the network operator Enedis, at mid-morning there were 523,000 homes without electricity, essentially in Brittany and Normandy, when on Thursday there had been 1.2 million.
The head of state estimated that on Monday it will have been possible to restore power to 90% of those affected.
Rail traffic has not been able to be fully restored in several regions, particularly in Brittany. Some corridors are also not operating normally, such as the Paris-Bordeaux-Hendaye Atlantic axis.
Macron repeated the idea that “despite all the difficulties, we can be very proud of our prevention.”