Paris Is Flooding And The Sights Are Intense
Paris has been reported flooding and this video provides actual pictures of the incident. This great coverage of the situation on the ground is remarkable. Stores, malls and all roads and walkways along the river have been closed until further notice. If you have a weak stomach for disasters this video might actually be disturbing.
Flooding may occur as an overflow of water from water bodies, such as a river, lake, or ocean, in which the water over-tops or breaks levees, resulting in some of that water escaping its usual boundaries, or it may occur due to an accumulation of rainwater on saturated ground in an areal flood. While the size of a lake or other body of water will vary with seasonal changes in precipitation and snow melt, these changes in size are unlikely to be considered significant unless they flood property or drown domestic animals.
Floods can also occur in rivers when the flow rate exceeds the capacity of the river channel, particularly at bends or meanders in the waterway. Floods often cause damage to homes and businesses if they are in the natural flood plains of rivers. While riverine flood damage can be eliminated by moving away from rivers and other bodies of water, people have traditionally lived and worked by rivers because the land is usually flat and fertile and because rivers provide easy travel and access to commerce and industry.