Urban Paris Islands Submerged as River Seine Bulges

StoryfulPublished: June 30, 2017
Published: June 30, 2017

Video shot from a Paris skyscraper on June 2 shows Île de Pont and Île de Puteaux, two of the River Seine’s urbanized islands, submerged by the rising waters of the River Seine. Days of heavy rain in north and central France caused the river to swell. On June 2, the Musée Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, two of the French capital’s most popular tourist attractions, were closed as flooding threatened the museums, prompting removal of artwork.According to reports, 24,000 people were left without electricity on June 2 in the Seine-et-Marne, Essone, and Yvelines departments, while areas throughout the region remained on high alert.

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