A suburb of Paris, Villeneuve St. George, is in a state of emergency, the Seine?
A suburb of Paris, Villeneuve St. George, is in a state of emergency, the Seine waters have steadily risen over the last week and now are pouring into the streets isolating each and every home near the river.
Troops, in dingies, are operating a ferry service for the towns folk so stranded.
The ground floors of houses in floods streets are uninhabitable, the water having risen up to the windows.
In Paris the only people who seem to welcome the floods are the fishermen, for the fish are in greater abundance because of the higher waters.
The island of Vert Galant where lovers usually spend moonlit evenings is now completely swamped.
The Seine is almost unnavigatable by any but the smallest vessels as the increasing volume of water being carried along has reduced the clearance between bridges and river, particularly the Bercyand Alma bridges.
A similar situation exists at Elsby, 25 miles east of Paris, Flood waters from the river Marne have overflowed their banks and are causing inconvencience to the population, many of whom are cut off from their neighbours by deep water.