Flood in Paris: the Seine rises higher and higher: more than 1500 people are evacuated from their homes
Nature still brings us different surprises. Extremely hot temperature in Arizona, frozen Niagara falls, snow in Sahara desert… Now it’s the turn of Europe.
That’s how flood in Paris looked in 2016:
And this is in 2018:
The level of River Seine in Paris has peaked at about four meters above its normal level. Now the registered point is 5,85 m.
News agencies report that the overflowing waters have already submerged riverside. Most famous local landmarks, including Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Louvre are under alert and remain closed. The museum was even forced to close some expositions on the bottom floor.
The navigation on Seine is now closed. More than 1500 citizens have been evacuated. 1400 houses remain without electricity and about 700 still have no gas supply. 7 metro stations are closed up to the 5th of February.
On some streets in the outskirts of Paris you can only travel by boat.
It is expected that such a high water level will last until January 30. There is a hope that by the beginning of next month the situation will start improving.
The largest flood in the Seine was recorded in 1910. That time the water level reached its historical maximum of 8.62 meters high.
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