Free Press Journal
  • Death toll in France rises to 4 as flooding peaks in Paris

    Paris: The death toll from the flooding in France has risen to four, officials said today, as the water level of the Seine river in Paris slowly started to decrease after reaching its peak overnight. But authorities warned it could take up to ten days for the river to return to normal after swelling to its highest level in nearly 35 years, about 4.5 meters above average.

  • Paris on alert as swollen Seine reaches peak levels

    Paris: The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris reached its highest level in three decades today, spilling its banks and prompting the Louvre museum to shut its doors and evacuate artworks in its basement. Parisians were urged to avoid the banks of the river which was expected to reach a peak of six metres (19 feet) today, while deadly floods continued to wreak havoc elsewhere in France and Germany.