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Powerful storm in France cuts electricity to over 250,000 homes


  • More than 250,000 homes in France were without electricity on 21 Oct after gale-force winds swept the north of the country overnight, power grid operator Enedis said.
  • Rail traffic was also affected by storm "Aurore", which has been causing devastation since 20 Oct.
  • Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said in a tweet that the Ile-de-France region around Paris, Normandy, northern France and eastern Lorraine regions were the worst affected.