Paris braced as swollen Seine due to reach 18-month high on Sunday

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Following heavy rainfall in northern France over recent weeks, the River Seine running through the middle of the French capital is expected to reach five metres above its average water level on Sunday evening, the highest level since June 2016, while about 650 people have been evacuated from their homes across the Paris region because of flooding.

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Paris remains on high alert as the swollen River Seine continues to rise, with forecasters saying water levels could stay high next week, especially if France has more rain, reports The Guardian.