Mayor Marc Lejeune, who described the weather as a "small tornado," said the damage was heavier than he had expected.
"Even inside the buildings the wind has blown in and shattered windows and torn off doors. So on a material level it (the damage) is quite huge", he said.
Drone images showed several houses with roofs torn away and gardens littered with debris.
According to local media, a school and sports hall were completely destroyed. The cultural center has been set up to provide temporary shelter for victims of the storm.