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Geneva battered by short but violent storm

National News // Aug. 14, 2020

A short violent storm brought chaos to Geneva’s streets yesterday evening. Pipelines exploded, hail battered Bardonnex and fallen trees blocked roads.

Telma WRS Geneva battered by short but violent storm

Meteosuisse issued a red alert for a few minutes as the city was hit with 20mm of rain in just a few minutes. The alert stopped all ground transport for about a quarter of an hour.

The storm knocked out one of the emergency phone lines for a few hours. 

Social media is full of pictures of flooded streets and overflowing drains.

Cantonal engineers will make a deeper damage assessment later today. 


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