Two days after flood wreaked havoc in most parts of the coastal region of Lagos State, Nigeria, a violent two-hour storm struck the city of Paris, the French capital late on Sunday.

The storm forced the closure of about 15 stations.

The downpours resumed early Monday, and the national weather service, Meteo France, placed 12 departments including those in the greater Paris region, on a 24-hour “orange alert” for heavy rains and electrical storms.

The city fire brigade said it had received 1,700 emergency calls during the night and had intervened in 87 cases, mainly to pump out flooded cellars.