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Charente-Maritime: an ultra-localized tornado shakes a hamlet

Four hangars and a house were affected at a place called “Les Amis”, in the town of Nouillers, during the night of Monday to Tuesday. 400 square meters of roofs have been vacuumed.

The witnesses first believed in an earthquake. It is indeed an ultra-localized tornado which crossed the place called Les Amis, in the town of Nouillers (Charente-Maritime), in the night of Monday to Tuesday.

A house and four hangars were affected, for 400 square meters of roofs taken off . A power line was cut before being restored. The tornado crossed the county road 200, leaving shrubs and small trees in its wake. The firefighters of Saint-Savinien, Tonnay-Boutonne and Saint-Jean-d´Angély intervened.

“It reminded us all of the dramatic events of 1999. Unfortunately, the multitude of disasters leads us to take natural risks very seriously, we see that no territory is spared. Luckily for us, this event took place in the middle of the night, with the tiles, sheets and fiber cement sheets flown up to 300 meters from the village, we escaped the worst. » Stéphane Ardoin, mayor of the village of Nouillers

La toiture en tôle a été soufflée par la tornade.
The sheet metal roof was blown by the tornado.

Photo credit : Bibiane Bouillon

C'est ce mardi vers 5h30 que Frédéric Tessonneau a découvert l'ampleur des dégâts.
It is this Tuesday around 5 a.m. 30 that Frédéric Tessonneau has discovered the extent of the damage.

Photo credit: Bibiane Bouillon

The wind also blew in the rest of the Saintonge, with damage noted on dwellings, in particular in Touches-de-Périgny , near Matha , as evidenced by these photos sent by one of our Internet users via our page Facebook.

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