France was covered by heavy rain, which provoked floods. Due to heavy rains in some areas, the water rose by more than a meter. This was reported by Sky News.
“Southern France has once again been hit by torrential rain, thunderstorms and floods,” the statement said.
Thus, in one of the districts in the south of the country in just two hours fell a two-month rainfall. People escaped from the water by climbing on the roofs of buildings. Firefighters rescued 23 people from the flooded cars.
In addition, traffic on roads and highways was disrupted in the affected areas.
According to La Chaîne Info, in some areas the water rose by more than a meter, flooding the first floors of buildings, underground parking and roads.
In the Gar department, rail services have been cut off, stations and motorways are closed. To the south of the city of Nimes the level of the Rhone River increased by 1.5 m in a few minutes due to heavy rain.
All public and private schools in the Gar department are closed today.
As it was reported earlier, tropical storm Nicholas hit Texas and Louisiana in the United States, leaving 250,000 homes without electricity.