France Flooding: Photos Of Paris After The River Seine Raised Its Level
February 1, 2018
The River Seine runs through the middle of the French capital. It’s one of the Paris’ sights, which makes photos of Eiffel Tower look more scenic. But its undeniable beauty hides danger behind it. The banks of the river burst on Saturday and submerged parts of the city.
January came to the city of love accompanied with heavy rains, making it the wettest month in more than 100 years. It caused a tremendous rise in water levels.
The French flood agency Vigicrues downgraded its flood estimates, saying it expected to the water-level rise to reach a peak in the capital on Sunday morning of 19 feet and 6 inches (6 meters), which would be several inches less than the city's 2016 floods.
1. High levels of the River Seine.
2. The flooded banks of the River Seine in front of the Eiffel Tower.
3. Many stations and tourist boats have been closed, including the most famous Paris’ attraction – The Louvre.
4. A flooded street.
5. A closed road along the river in a flooded area.
6. A flooded bridge.
7. Water levels rose to the height of the Zouave statue of the Pont d'Alma.
8. People have to use boats as they leave their houseboats on the flooded banks of the river.
9. This year's floods are not as bad as the ones happened in 2016.