After floods swell French rivers, government promises help

first_imgPARIS (AP) — Rivers across France broke their banks this week amid heavy flooding. The prime minister promised support Friday for farmers and residents whose land was devastated. In Paris, several embankments were submerged under the Seine River for a fourth straight day, and the national weather service forecast that waters would stay high through the weekend. In southern France, waters are starting to recede after the worst flooding in 40 years swelled the Garonne River between Bordeaux and Toulouse. Vineyards and orchards turned into lakes, and rescue boats floated along small-town streets.last_img

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