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  • 5th November 2023 at 9:20 am #593005

    We were only able to buy petrol with Cash as card readers were down, lucky we always carry cash,as we do not support a cashless way of life

    We got water back on yersterday but still no power or phone line

    Good point about electric cars, must admit it made me chuckle a bit

    5th November 2023 at 10:04 am #593008

    Pont aven…an employee of Enedis has died whilst working to restore the electricity.


    5th November 2023 at 10:19 am #593011

    Terrible shame that.

    5th November 2023 at 11:03 am #593013

    I think Pont Aven is the name of the place where the tragedy happened.

    5th November 2023 at 6:50 pm #593027

    I am very sorry for all the troubles you’ve all been trought. First thing is no injuries, that is something. A friend of mine shown me picture of her car, few months ago, with a big tree on top of the front of the it. She was driving when it happend to her and the rescue services said she was a miracle worker. She had to wait till they arrived as she couldn’t get out of the car.

    I have to say that here, we were very very lucky. Only an internet cut in the morning. 10 kms away, not the same story, no electricity for few hours to few days.

    7th November 2023 at 7:23 am #593057

    We were very lucky here at our house near Josselin. Just one roof sheet partially off (another underneath so still water tight)

    However, a large and rather expensive thing stored for me at Dinan was turned over writing it off.

    At least it was insured and they have agreed to pay out. Ho hum. I may return to that hobby or i may find a less regulated one.

    7th November 2023 at 8:47 am #593058

    Our Power came back on sometime during last night, it feels like heaven with the lights on again, still there are those that have not had it restored that I really feel for.

    Our phone lines still down but no issue and the water has a vile taste to it which is probably responsible for multiple toilet trips so its bottled water for the next week or so.

    7th November 2023 at 9:05 am #593060

    I have been following this post avidly, I’m so sorry you are all having such a terrible time, I keep telling everyone here how lucky they are when they bemoan the fact that they were without power for a day !!

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    7th November 2023 at 12:08 pm #593062

    It is now Tuesday lunch time, there are still 63,000 homes without power. over 500 mobile masts down and 8,000 telegraph poles.

    Extra electricians have been shipped in from Ireland.

    There are 30 helicopters surveying the damage, all the above in Finisterre and Cotes d’ Armor.

    7th November 2023 at 2:04 pm #593063

    About midday the microwave peeped to say the power was back on around Plounévézel. Fingers crossed.

    Saw a helicopter following the line of pylons earlier. Neighbour’s phone and internet cables were brought down by 2 large branches of an oak tree. Same cables bulldozed out of the lane along with the wood by the local Service Technique , I think the speed Orange work at they might have a long wait.

    Hats off to the Urgences at Carhaix hospital. Thank goodness all those demonstrations have for the moment saved it.  As dusk fell last night I was chopping firewood when I chopped a bit off a thumb – Ouch!  When it hadn’t stopped bleeding three hours, I reluctantly headed to the A+E. They opened the door, said to phone 15 and they would see me. They did and were very thorough, a bit of  a wait after basic tests, blood pressure, oxygen levels, pulse etc but a doctor cleaned and dressed the wound checked my Tetanus “status” and gave me a jab. I have a prescription for home visit by a nurse to change the dressing every two days 🙂

    Thank you Carhaix Hospital, once again they have come to the rescue.

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    7th November 2023 at 3:52 pm #593065

    Ouch, very sorry to hear that LPJ but the hospitals here are excellent I find.

    Hope you are not in too much pain and I hope you heal well without any complications.


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    9th November 2023 at 2:02 pm #593098

    Day 8 … Still no power or Internet.


    9th November 2023 at 2:41 pm #593102

    LPJ…hope you’re on the road to recovery…

    bandits mum…sorry you’re still without electricity…really hope it’s restored very soon.

    we take so much for granted until we’re without..

    be strong….courage.


    13th November 2023 at 3:09 pm #593207

    We have just heard from friends in Morbian who 12 days later have no power and they can’t get water because it is pumped up from a very deep well with electricity.

    The water from the water butt is now for flushing the toilet.

    Earlier we drove through a remote village being powered by a huge lorry sized Enedis generator.

    Some people are still not connected.

    Has anyone heard from Stinky?

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    13th November 2023 at 7:38 pm #593214

    Nope. Not heard from stinky since the 10th Oct.

    Must admit….slightly concerned.

    13th November 2023 at 9:32 pm #593215

    Has anyone heard from Stinky?

    Bonjour, I fear the worst as I know Stinky real name and I sadly find an Obituary on the net, the 2nd of november 2023 at Brive la Gaillarde, 68 years old. Please Stinky, tell us I’m totaly wrong, that it isn’t you and you have a double in this area of France that passed away :cry:

    I’m going to create a thread so everybody read it

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    13th November 2023 at 9:38 pm #593217

    I fear you are right Babeth, so very, very sad if so, a very special man ☹️ :cry:

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    15th November 2023 at 7:35 am #593267

    Sorry to read of the storm troubles for some of you.

    Been a couple of breezy ones down here on the west walian coast. Have managed to park head long into the wind in a couple of park ups so have not really noticed the storms.

    The positive side for me is that there are lots of dead branches down everywhere so wood collection is looking.healthier now.

    Stay safe everyone xx

    20th November 2023 at 8:40 am #593364

    Our friends in Morbian finally were reconnected yesterday.

    Is there a compensation scheme available to them?

    20th November 2023 at 9:26 am #593370

    In theory there is this scheme that was bought in in 2021 …. enedis should automatically make a credit to whoever supplies your electricity. Tile will tell if it works!


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