Saturday, January 27, 2018

As the Paris flood peaks this weekend, social media users are there to capture it


Paris is flooding.

Although heavy rains that inundated the city throughout the week stopped on Friday, continued flooding from the Seine — the river that cuts through France's capital — is still causing concern. 

By Wednesday, the water level had hit 16 feet, more than double the Seine's average 6.5-foot depth. While French meteorological service Meteo France no longer expects floodwaters to cross the 20-foot mark at their deepest, as previously predicted, it'll be close.

Paris police told CNN that water in parts of the Seine will reach 5.95 meters, or just shy of 20 feet, during the evening hours of Sunday night into Monday morning.  Read more...

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