Sunday, October 04, 2015

Deadly flash floods strike French Riviera

At least 17 people were killed in violent storms and floods that struck the French Riviera overnight Saturday, including three people in a retirement home which was flooded after the River Brague burst its banks.

  •     French President François Hollande visited the Riviera following the floods that residents said were the worst they had ever seen.
  •     More than 17 cm of rain fell in Cannes in just two hours on Saturday night.
  •     Around 27,000 homes were without electricity on Sunday afternoon.
  •     The worst affected towns are Cannes, Biot, Golfe-Juan and Mandelieu-la-Napoule.
  •     All rail traffic between Nice and Toulon was cancelled on Sunday morning.

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