Tags: EU | Europe | Floods

Waters Still Rising in Paris as Rains Taper off

Waters Still Rising in Paris as Rains Taper off

Friday, 03 June 2016 05:09 AM

PARIS (AP) — French officials say that the Seine River is still rising in Paris as France's unseasonable spate of rainfall begins to taper off.

Traffic in the capital was snarled as flooding choked roads and several Paris railway stations were shut. The country's environment ministry said the Seine had not reached such levels since 1982.

The Louvre Museum is closed Friday as staff work to remove artworks from rooms threatened by the rising waters.

French President Francois Hollande has said that a "natural disaster" will be formally declared next week in a Cabinet meeting for areas most affected by the flooding that has hit Paris and France's central regions.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Europe
French officials say that the Seine River is still rising in Paris as France's unseasonable spate of rainfall begins to taper off.Traffic in the capital was snarled as flooding choked roads and several Paris railway stations were shut. The country's environment ministry...
EU,Europe,Floods
109
2016-09-03
Friday, 03 June 2016 05:09 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved