Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higher

Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higherParis was on alert Saturday as the swollen Seine crept higher, with forecasters expecting the flooding to peak before the weekend is out. The river reached 5.7 metres (19 feet) at 9:00 am (0800 GMT) on Saturday, more than four metres above its normal height, causing headaches for commuters as well as people living near its overflowing banks. Tourists suffered too with the capital’s famous Bateaux Mouches rivercraft out of service, and emergency services alone authorised to navigate the Seine.



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