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Crazy Cannes Weather
Janine
Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 4:40 PM
Joined: 02/05/2008
Posts: 392


The high spirits usually found in the Côte d'Azur  before the Cannes film festival were drowned this week as freak waves and powerful winds whipped through Cannes and Nice, only seven days before the 63rd annual event, according to Guardian.co.uk.

Guardian.co.uk reported, “Waves between four and 10 metres high crashed into the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and the Croisette in Cannes yesterday afternoon, overturning cars and battering seafront restaurants.

As teams of workers laboured through the night to sweep away the displaced sand, clean the pavements and clear the detritus, the deputy mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, said the cost of the damage would run into millions of euros.”

Raphael Montigneaux of Boat International Media said, “All beaches were destroyed between Cannes and Nice, [I’ve] never seen that at this moment of the season. [It will] all need to be rebuilt before the Cannes Film Festival next week. [There are] no report of damages on yachts, even if the jetty of the old port of Cannes was partially destroyed.”

But, as they say, “the show must go on.” As rich and famous celebutantes and actors prepare to converge on Cannes, officials state that Cannes will indeed be ready for the festival’s opening on Wednesday, May 21, 2010.


View photos of the wild weather here:
http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/portfolio/2010/05/04/des-vagues-geantes-provoquent-d-importants-degats-sur-la-cote-d-azur_1346614_3244.html

 

View videos here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdq5PB5WO2Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqQ0K4QdDZI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj8QKgd2SaA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiU2dBn6NKE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXRhz3NW-T0

 


AlexBellamy
Posted: Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:15 AM
Joined: 11/05/2009
Posts: 1


So? Who gives a f**k about the Cannes authorities, I'm sure they can drop a few 10,000 euros. Bad weather happens, Barcelona to Livorno. Its the start of the med season.

Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, May 8, 2010 8:22 AM
Why do people always have to post negative comments on here? Janine is merely stating facts and there are some of us reading this forum who are interested in news updates and people's views, but jeez, I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. If you can't say something good then don't say anything at all, unless it is really necessary. Thanks Janine for the update!
sean00stone
Posted: Saturday, May 8, 2010 8:46 PM
Joined: 17/11/2008
Posts: 4


Unbelievable, those photos look like a Tsunami raging into Cannes, those beach huts all along the Cote D Azure must be washed out to sea, perhaps a good thing? Bizarre that UK TV didn't pick it up. Did any Yachts get damaged?
sean00stone
Posted: Saturday, May 8, 2010 8:54 PM
Joined: 17/11/2008
Posts: 4


I concur with you Anonymous, its a pity that there isn't a way to prevent people embarrassing themselves with such comments. But then perhaps it could be blamed on the education system failing and creating individuals who have problems making constructive comments and debating issues of a serious nature. Dont worry Alex, its not your fault that your'e a buffoon!
Italodutch
Posted: Sunday, May 9, 2010 1:15 PM
Joined: 19/09/2008
Posts: 1


View from a yacht in Cannes Vieux Port Video sent by a Captain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ_1dd-r06Q
Henning
Posted: Sunday, May 9, 2010 2:49 PM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1052


Dayum, they were taking some water....

Salvador
Posted: Sunday, May 9, 2010 4:02 PM
Joined: 22/07/2009
Posts: 97


Hello!

In the last video shown in the list, Janine very kindly posted, there seems to be a big white MY moored side to the ... shore pontoon \ dock (?) or is it in dry yard, or, wich is probably the situation it's moored from the inside, so it's protected from the waves... Otherwise, in this situation, would it be better to move the boat, or even if you're between the dock & the wave, it is better to keep moored?

 


Anonymous
Posted: Sunday, May 9, 2010 4:09 PM
The french goverment have enought money for that rebuilt, no worries! YOu see the hurricane in Martinique??
 
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