The images are impressive. At least four tornadoes struck the Hérault Sunday around 11:30, according to several media and testimonials on social networks.
According to France Bleue, the cities of Aspiran, Paulhan, Pezenas, Vias, Florensac, Saint-Guilhem and Clermont l'Herault are concerned. Firefighters were called in for work on damaged vehicles, recumbent trees and damaged roofs.
️ #Tornadoes | Here's another video of the tornado seen from Usclas-d'Hérault this Sunday! # # Herault Languedoc
Jean Marc Pikes pic.twitter.com/lmZcr3ucZm
TUBA OR TORNADO IN THE HÉRAULT ️ ️
Under a violent thunderstorm, a snorkel (tornado primer) was photographed on the A75. The contact with the ground is not yet determined.
Photo: Olivia Mage for @ WeatherLanguedocpic.twitter.com / 9LUQUV5Cf1
@ MLMontpellier @ThaloLanguedoc Tornado of 20/10/19 no doubt herault on Aspiran seen from Puilacher pic.twitter.com/9P1vBDC9hR- guigui (@guigui_dusud) October 20, 2019
Météo France has placed Sunday in vigil orange storms and floods several departments of the Eastern Massif Central. "According to Météo France, this heavy stormy mass moves in the early afternoon on the Gard, the Cevennes and the Ardeche department placed in orange vigilance," said Midi Libre early afternoon.
A tornado risk still exists in the Hérault but also the Var or the Alpes-Maritimes, according to the specialized site Keraunos.