Friday, January 13, 2017

Storm. The cathedral of Soissons very damaged by the wind – West-France

The famous cathedral of Soissons, a masterpiece of gothic art, has suffered extensive damage in the night from Thursday to Friday because of the storm that crossed the north of France. The escutcheon has been largely gutted, and the organ severely damaged.

The escutcheon of the famous cathedral of Soissons has been extensively damaged in the night from Thursday to Friday because of the winds that have blown on the department of the Aisne, placed in vigilance red Thursday.

” The wind was engulfed in the escutcheon which is ripped open and part of it fell on the organ. More than half of the rose has been destroyed and it has severely damaged the organ, “, said the diocese of Soissons, stating that the cathedral was not closed.

The cathedral of Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais de Soissons is a very beautiful specimen of the French gothic.

Vigilance red in the Aisne

the north of France was hit Thursday evening and in the night from Thursday to Friday by a severe winter storm, extremely violent.

Météo-France had placed on Thursday, five departments in vigilance red for violent winds (Aisne, Ardennes, Oise, Seine-Maritime and Somme), and the northern half of France was placed in vigilance orange for wind or snow-ice.

The red alert and orange for strong wind has been lifted, according to the bulletin of Météo-France, issued at 06 h, but eleven departments still in vigilance orange for snow ice, including the Pas-de-Calais and the North.

According to the prefecture, up to 60, 000 households were without electricity in the Aisne, which specifies that agents ERDF have had to discontinue their interventions a few hours in the night because of the wind.

According to this source, twenty roads have also been cut because of falling trees in the department.


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