Heavy rain sparks flash floods in the south of France

NewsflarePublished: August 10, 2018
Published: August 10, 2018

Flash floods have hit the south of France following an ongoing thunderstorm on August 9.

A river is shown to have burst its banks, causing water to flow down the streets in the Departement of Gard.

The department, in the region of Occitanie, is on high alert as flooding has devastated the area.

Locals and tourists are at risk and there have been evacuation and relief efforts.

The filmer writes: "Large amounts of rain have led to flash floods, trapping some motorists on the roads."

The weather has since calmed but the thousands of homes are thought to have been damaged.

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