Storm Bella batters France, thousands of homes without electricity

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Thousands of homes in north-western France were deprived of electricity on Sunday as Storm Bella swept through the area.

More than 6,000 homes were without power in Normandy and around 4,000 in Brittany, electricity distributor Enedis said on Twitter.

The storm generated gusts reaching 80 to 100 kilometres per hour inland and 100 to 120 kilometres per hour as it battered the west coast, according to French meteorological organisation Metéo France.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

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