Campsites in Brittany evacuated as storms hit France

Campsites in Brittany evacuated as storms hit France
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Campsites in Brittany had to be evacuated over the weekend as torrential storms struck the region.

After a week of sizzling temperatures, France has seen widespread thunderstorms across the country in recent days.

But over the weekend the weather in Brittany grew so bad that flash flooding struck some areas and three campsites had to be evacuated.

Firefighters in the area said they had received more than 200 call-outs over the weekend to flooding, fallen trees and road crashes.

The départements of Morbihan and Finistère were the worst affected and according to local authorities camspites in Hoedic, Houat and Plouharnel were evacuated and holidaymakers relocated.

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Two houses, one in Belz and one in Le Bono were also damaged after being struck by lightning.

“In the seven years I've been in Brittany, I've never seen anything like it,” Breizh Izel Alexandra, a resident of Landudal in Finistère, told radio station France Bleu. “It was the apocalypse,” she added.

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  1. It was certainly a very impressive storm that blew through our area on Saturday night. our house was struck twice by lightning (so brings our tally this year up to 5 – thank goodness for surge protection).

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