In Paris due to flooding closed to the famous Louvre Museum and Musee d'orsay. From the storage of evacuated artwork.
The rescuers assured that there is nothing to fear, but the flooding of the metro station in Paris was launched. The part of the branch railway which crosses the city, was closed, which has exacerbated traffic jams due to the strike the subway and gone under water streets. The Seine overflowed, and the water level rose to the level of 5 meters, 80 cm, the embankments are flooded, traffic stopped, the authorities introduced in the city, the penultimate, the orange danger level. On the roads, erected dams. Paris evacuates collection of paintings and sculptures.
The same precautions taken in the Louvre. Not restaurants, blocked entrances to the fifty parks and squares. Rescuers evacuated about 2 thousand people. Flooded famous castles of the Loire. On tube tracks, the highway went under water. In France, killing two, in German - 5. In Germany the damage is still counting, in France, more than 20 thousand homes were left without electricity. The area around Paris declared a disaster area.
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