Paris floods- Levels of River Seine start dropping
June 4 , 2016
Paris floods: Levels of River Seine start dropping
June 4, 2016: The levels of River Seine in Paris, which had reached a 34-year high, have started to fall. The river level had overnight increased to 20ft above its normal height. The metro system and major landmarks were forced to close due to the floods. Though the water level fell on Saturday, Paris still remains under the second-highest alert.
Floodwaters expected to rise in Paris:
June 3, 2016: Floodwaters in Paris are expected to rise on Friday. According to media reports, River Seine will reach around 19 feet above its normal level. The Louvre and Orsay museums will remain closed to enable staff to transfer priceless artworks to safe areas. Eleven people have been killed while thousands have been left homeless in flooding across Germany and France. French President Francois Hollande will declare a state of natural disaster in the country’s worst-hit areas.
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Flash floods hit France, Germany and Austria
June 2, 2016: Flash floods lashed Germany, France and Austria killing four people. As per media reports, the floods blocked roads and forced schools to close down. In many areas people were stranded on the rooftops. Weather forecasters said that the days ahead will witness more rains and rising waters. Three people died after being trapped in a house at Simbach am Inn in Germany, while the fourth victim was an 86-year-old woman whose body was found her flooded house in Souppes-sur-Loing in France.