In Paris the water level in the Seine reached its peak

In Paris the water level in the Seine reached its peak

The water level in the Seine on the site of Paris on Monday rose to the level of 5.8 meters, which was the highest figure during the floods, said the radio station France Info.


According to local meteorologists, water in the Seine at this level will last until Tuesday, after which the flooding will begin to subside.

Due to flooding in the Paris region evacuated about 1.5 thousand people, hundreds of homes were left without electricity. Also in Paris suspended the movement of river transport, closed station high-speed rail line RER C.

On the weekends in the Louvre were closed lower halls because of the threat of flooding. The management of the Musee d’orsay has put in place an emergency plan of salvation works of art.

In 11 French departments, including the Seine and the Marne, Hauts-de-Seine and Val-de-Marne, continues to operate the enhanced orange level of danger due to flooding.

It is noted that the period from December to January was the third wettest time during the observation of meteorologists, which was started in 1900.