Severe storms have devastated the holiday resort areas along the Riviera in southeastern France. The damage was exacerbated by over-development and the paving over of many floodplains.
The swollen Seine peaked Monday at more than four meters above its normal level. What tourists have to know:
The engorged Seine River leveled out at a height of 5.8 meters in the French capital and is not expected to recede until Tuesday. Although Paris can now start cleaning up, towns downstream aren't in the clear yet.
Water levels in the Seine River have kept on rising, endangering basements and tunnels in the French capital. The famed Louvre has closed its bottom floor as a precaution, and transport has been disrupted.
A French policewoman has gone missing in the Seine river in the heart of Paris following a diving exercise. Adverse weather conditions have hampered the search.
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