Monday, October 15, 2018

#BreakingNews Historic Flash Floods in France Kill 13 including a Nun with more in Danger

According to reports at least 13 people have been killed by flash floods in the Aude region of south-western France. Five months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours overnight. Local broadcaster BFMTV reported that a nun was swept away by the River Aude, The floods are the worst the Aude river has seen in more than 100 years. Hundreds of emergency service workers are involved in rescue efforts. France's Prime Minister Édouard Philippe,  says he will visit the area if conditions allow.  Residents have been told to stay inside their homes by emergency services and local authorities, who have issued a red alert. Footage from the early hours of Monday shows the rising waters. All roads are inaccessible to the north of Carcassonne municipality and schools are shut, authorities say.  (Edited from BBC)

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