Paris – Third-wettest winter since 1900

Paris braces for floods as River Seine surges to 13ft higher than normal, and still rising. 

The floods have already caused damage in 240 towns.

In Paris itself the deluge has forced about 1,500 people from their homes and closed the lower level of the Louvre. The Musee d’Orsay and Orangerie galleries are also at risk.

The River Seine is expected to peak at 13.1ft this evening or on Monday

Around 1,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the greater Paris region, according to police, while around 1,500 homes lost electricity.

The December-January period is now the third wettest on record since data collection began in 1900, according to France’s meteorological service.

Thanks to Dean Koehler and Vancefor these links

5 thoughts on “Paris – Third-wettest winter since 1900”

  1. I remember Al Gormless telling us we’d never see rain again in our lifetime. When that didn’t work out they tell us that all weather is extreme because of climate change. How do they know what’s extreme. French records have data going back 118 years out of the last, let’s say for interests sake, 1,500,000,000 years, if you believe any of their devious, immoral, lies you are suffering a serious shortage of intelligence & independence of your own thought processes. In a nut shell you are prone to & have been well & truly brainwashed

  2. so every 40 or thereabouts years paris floods.. yawn..and the last one wasnt that many yers back
    so whats changed?
    not so much climate, as building or waterway deviation/blocking is a more likely factor..same as UK refusal to dredge or deepen drainages, and the recent version in usa where floodplains channels were narrowed or biult over.

    • Correct.

      When, for CENTURIES, you build roads and housing on flat land, that all drains into ONE river……well, you are going to get run-off. DUH.

      How do you say “duh” in French?

      I just hope that none of the immigrants are harmed, nor get their fee wet, or lose their housing, food, education, clothes, etc.

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