A powerful storm with hurricane-force winds battered France over the weekend, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power and killing 47 people.
The Atlantic coast was particularly hard hit, with fatal flash floods, caused by a combination of broken dams, rapidly rising tides and overflowing riverbeds. Thirty-three people died in the coastal region of Vendée alone, and another six in the southern region of Charente-Maritime.
Half a million people were still without electricity on Monday morning. It may take several days for power to be re-established in the zones most badly affected by the storm.
After the storm, in the port of La Rochelle, on Sunday, February 28. Posted on YouTube by Elianeroi17.
Posted on YouTube by Marcodu33950.
Floods in Lège, near Cap Ferret, in Arcachon bay.
Photo posted on Flickr by Olivier Vasseur.
The Remblai seafront promenade, Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée.
Posted on Flickr by Dmytrok.
Photo taken in Heilbronn, Germany.