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Macron visits SE France villages devastated by deadly floods

President Emmanual Macron on Wednesday visited villages close to the Riviera in south-east France which were hit by exceptionally heavy rainfall last weekend when flash floods left four people dead and around 20 others still missing, with many homes and much of the local transport infrastructure destroyed. 

Nine missing after heavy rainfall in south-east France

France has been battered by heavy rain since Storm Alex made landfall on Thursday afternoon.

Flood rescue team killed in helicopter crash in SE France

Three rescue workers died on Sunday night when their helicopter crashed for unknown reasons as they took part in emergency assistance missions over south-east France, where torrential rainfall and flooding caused the deaths by drowning of three other people.

At least four dead after massive floods hit south-east France

Interior minister Christophe Castaner travelled to the Var region to meet victims and rescue workers as rain continued to fall in the region.

SW France flash floods death toll revised to ten dead

At least 10 people are reported to have died in flash flooding in the Languedoc region of southern France where very heavy rainfall fell for an unusually long period overnight Sunday, with waters reaching a high of seven metres in some places.

France floods: 1,600 evacuated, one man missing at campsite

Officials say a 70-year-old German man who was helping to supervise children at one of the summer camps hit by the floods is missing.

Paris on flood alert as several French regions face inundations

Heavy rainfall is now threatening several French regions with flooding, including the French capital and outlying areas as the River Seine is forecast to reach or surpass the level that incurred serious damage in June 2016.

Flood damage in France to cost 'hundreds of millions' of euros: PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that the full cost of week-long floods is still unclear and pledged a special fund for those worst-hit.

Paris flood alert subsides but north-east France braced for more storms

Red flood alerts were eased on Sunday as clean-up operations began in parts of north and central France with damage to rail network described as 'catastrophic'.

Floods in N France see town centres evacuated, Paris museums on alert

Several towns were under water Thursday, while Paris museums and a metro line were forced to close as forecasts were for continuing rain this weekend.

Heavy and persistent rain causes flooding in northern France

The floods have hit towns and villages from the north-central loiret region to the Channel coast, while in Paris the river Seine has spilled over its banks.

France floods: search continues for missing on Riviera

President announces state of 'natural disaster' in region, forecasters face criticism over weather alerts, police arrest 9 people for looting.

French Riviera flooding UPDATE: 17 dead and 4 missing

President François Hollande visited the region and expressed the 'solidarity of the nation' to those affected by the flooding tragedy.

Heavy flooding in French Riviera leaves more than a dozen people dead

Death toll could rise to 19 after violent storms sent water cascading through Antibes, Cannes and Nice.

Four dead, three missing in floods in southern France

Days of heavy rainfall followed by violent storms have caused flash flooding, with the southern Var département (county) hit worst.