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1/24/2018 4:43 pm  #1

Paris floods as River Seine approaches record-level rise

Paris floods as River Seine approaches record-level rise

Paris is under siege from near record-breaking rainfall.

For days, the City of Lights has sustained an unrelenting downpour that has caused the River Seine to overflow. Water levels have risen to almost 17 feet; more than double the average.

Already, the surge has led officials to close roads, including routes around the Eiffel Tower.

Cruises have been halted and, as of Wednesday, train services at six stations alongside the Seine were going offline, the railway company SNCF confirmed.

Storm conditions are not expected to relent in the coming days.

The alarming rise of the waters since Saturday has some fearing the river could exceed 2016 levels, when it rose to 6.1 meters, or 20 feet.

During that time, the Louvre and other famous landmarks were temporarily shut down.

At higher elevations throughout France, so much snow has fallen, and at such a fast rate, that many ski resorts have shuttered to protect the public from possible avalanches.

"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

1/25/2018 10:20 am  #2

Re: Paris floods as River Seine approaches record-level rise

Reminds me of some of the scenes in Venice that occur from time to time. 

"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

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