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Dramatic Photos Show Impact Of Paris Flooding. And more..

Louvre, Musée d’Orsay Close as Seine Floods Paris

Bad news for travelers in Paris hoping to see not one, but two, of the world’s best art collections: Officials have shuttered both the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay as a result of rising water levels from the nearby Seine River, which had risen some sixteen feet above normal levels by Thursday afternoon. François Duquesne, head of Vigicrues, the agency that monitors water levels in France, said: “The Seine is still rising but we are far from the 8.5 meters recorded in 1910 (when large areas of the capital were flooded for 45 days). We should see a rise to a peak of around 5.6 meters overnight.” At present, the flood alert level in Paris is orange, the second-highest…

 

Dramatic Photos Show Impact Of Paris Flooding

A couple exchanges kisses on the bank as high waters causes flooding along the Seine River in Paris, France, June 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A couple exchanges kisses on the bank as high waters causes flooding along the Seine River in Paris, France, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Paris’ Seine river has risen a whopping 5 meters — about 16 feet — above its normal level due to torrential rain and flooding that have ravaged the French capital and other parts of Europe this week. Photos show statues and lampposts almost submerged in water. Rafts were used to evacuate thousands of residents in certain parts of the city. Authorities installed emergency flood barriers along the river on Thursday, and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared a state of emergency in the parts of the country most affected…

 

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