Storm Aurora has left a trail of destruction across northern France and Paris, with fallen trees cutting power to 250,000 people and widespread train delays and cancellations.
The storm hit northern France on Wednesday evening, with winds of up to 175km/h recorded overnight.
On Thursday morning 250,000 households were without electricity, mostly in Normandy and Brittany.
In Normandy – where winds of 175km/h were recorded in the coastal town of Fécamp – no trains will run until 10am on Thursday while rail workers inspect the lines for fallen trees.
France lasts night! Aurora storm hits paris (October 21, 2021)