News – EN – Strong wind: a man killed after a tree fell on his car in the Lot


A 76-year-old man lost his life on Monday morning in Gourdon, in the Lot, after a tree fell on his car The accident is a priori due to the violent wind episode that has affected part of Occitania since Sunday

The strong gusts of wind still blowing over part of Occitania on Monday 22 February probably cost the life of a retiree from Lot This 76-year-old man was in his car, on the Bos road, in Gourdon (Lot), when a tree fell on his vehicle Despite the intervention of the emergency services, he could not be resuscitated

Still in Gourdon, another tree, a large fir tree, fell on the fire station on Monday morning

In the Lot department, the interventions of firefighters linked to this episode of violent wind had until then been limited The strongest gust was measured at 79 km / hour at Saint-Céré The yellow vigilance in the violent wind was lifted at 6:00 am this Monday in this department

Since Sunday morning, the firefighters of the department have not been idle They intervened 90 times for events related to the episode of violent wind affecting part of Occitania Lying trees, fallen or threatening medium voltage or telephone lines, wall collapses, material threatening to fall

If the interventions were numerous, they were also devoid of seriousness There is still a slight injury, a young man of 23 slightly buried in the collapse of a garage under construction in Paulhac He was injured in the upper limbs according to firefighters

The interventions were concentrated in the area of ​​Muret, Toulouse and in the Lauragais According to the Weather Channel, the wind blew up to 110Km / hour in places:

# Autan storm in #Occitanie: main strongest gusts measured this afternoon Very strong wind also in Montauban as well as in Aurillac in Auvergne (95 km / h) peaktwittercom / LawBU6HoYC

In the Aveyron, firefighters have also been in great demand, mainly for falling branches They also had to contain a fire overnight in Entraygues Cables in motion because of the wind triggered an electric arc that set fire to brushwood 6 hectares burned

A fallen tree on the railway line between Caussade and Montauban disrupted SNCF traffic for a few hours on Sunday afternoon Traffic resumed normally on Monday, says SNCF

In Haute-Garonne, gusts of 70 to 90 km / hour are still expected in the morning of this Monday on the Lauragais Yellow vigilance is maintained until 12 noon in the department

Lot, Gourdon, Accident

News – FR – Strong wind: a man killed after a tree fell on his car in the Lot