Rising waters of River Seine reach a peak, flooding to ease Tueasday

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The River Seine waters on Monday reached a peak in their rise of more than four metres, the highest since serious flooding in 2016, and which has caused the evacuation of about 1,500 people from their homes in the Greater Paris region and the closure of a busy commuter rail link through the capital.

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The rise of the water level of the River Seine, swollen over the past week by heavy rainfall, peaked on Monday at more than four metres above its normal level, as a lengthy period of clearing up flood damage lies ahead, reports FRANCE 24.