A tornado Wednesday 16 September 2015, caused serious damage in several towns of Charente-Maritime, France. The images relayed by the Internet site Sud-Ouest, attest to the violence of the phenomenon, rare in this region.
Guillaume de Sonnac. He succeeded Hermann de Perigord as Grand Master of the Knights Templar in 1247. It was during the seventh crusade in 1249 that he distinguished himself at the siege of Damietta accompanying King Louis IX of France. On February 8th 1250 he fought bravely in leading a rear guard action at the Battle of Al Mansurah despite severe head wounds. On April 11th that year he was slain in battle by the river Bahr al-Saghir.