Floods peak in Paris as France sees worst rains in 50 years

Floodwaters peaked in Paris yesterday and were threatening towns downstream as the swollen Seine River winds through Normandy toward the English Channel.

Rivers swollen by France’s heaviest rains in 50 years have engulfed romantic quays in Paris, swallowed up gardens and roads, halted riverboat cruises and raised concerns about climate change.

The Meteo France weather service said January has seen nearly double normal rainfall nationwide, and the rains in the past two months are the highest measured for the period in 50 years.

SOURCE: NEWS24 NEWS

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