Violent storms in Corsica: Elisabeth Borne activates the interministerial crisis unit

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin is also expected in Corsica this Thursday afternoon after bad weather on the island of Beauty.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced on Thursday that she had activated the inter-ministerial crisis unit in the face of the situation in Corsica, where the violent climate has resulted in five deaths and twenty injuries. If he initially mentioned six deaths, Gérald Darmanin revised the death toll to five deaths during the evening.

“Given the situation in Corsica, I activated the inter-ministerial crisis unit. We are closely monitoring the operations taking place on land and at sea, “he wrote on his Twitter account.

Gérald Darmanin on site this Thursday

On Thursday morning a violent storm swept through Corsica. A meteorological phenomenon that exceeded all forecasts and required the passage of the island of Beauty in orange vigilance in the emergency of Météo France. Also noteworthy are the gusts of wind, up to 224 km / ha Marignana, in Corse-du-Sud.

Faced with the extent of the damage, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced that he will go there this Thursday afternoon.

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