The mini tornado that hit the small village of Maureillas las Illas and Fourques last weekend left a fair amount of structural damage, but no harm to human or animal. Trees and power lines were ripped out, roofs, fences,  gates and walls  damaged by fallen trees and debris and  and several small roads were blocked. Firefighters and army worked together in some appalling weather to restore  transport and communications. 

Hail up to 4 cm in diameter was reported 

Children from the Maureillas ‘école maternelle’ are delighted to find they have at least a week of extra holiday tagged on to Christmas as repairs take place to a ravaged school building, caused by fallen trees in the playground.

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