The Floods

The Floods
@Marcyaz (36138)
United States
June 3, 2016 10:19am CST
I know most of you have seen or heard about the flooding in Texas. Bet you didn't know that France is having the same problem. A friend of mine in Europe told me the Seine is set to peak as more rain is forecast there as it is at its highest levels in decades. The Louvre and Orsay museums have been shut so priceless artworks can be moved to safety. This flooding seems to be all over Europe, how sad that thousands of people are now homeless.
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@topffer (29421)
• France
3 Jun 16
The Seine should stop to rise this afternoon, and only the streets/roads near it are flooded, a few basements and a subway line. Some museums have closed to remove the arts in their basements, by security because they are not yet flooded. We have rain since months in France, and the banks of the Seine were already a bit flooded last month when I went there. The actual level of the Seine is 6 feet under the level of the last large flood, in 1910. Everything has been done since to prevent any house to be flooded up to the 1910 level. Two gymnasiums have been opened to the homeless people sleeping under the bridges.
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@JohnRoberts (35948)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jun 16
I have been to Paris many times and it's hard to imagine flooding that serious.
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@topffer (29421)
• France
3 Jun 16
@JohnRoberts I saw quite the same in 1982 when the Seine reached 6.18m. It should reach 6.30m today. And it was 7.14m in 1955. Media are speaking of a "cent-year" flood, like they did 30 and 60 years ago. The 1910 flood was at 8.62m. Up to 7.50m there is no danger today for any house, except to have water in their basements.
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@LadyDuck (112985)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
@topffer I lived in France in 1982, I remember that flood.
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@LadyDuck (112985)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
Yes, even in Germany they had terrible floods and also in the south of Italy. We are safe for the moment, but it rains every day.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@ladyDuck We sure hope that this does not continue.
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 16
I saw on the news a couple of days ago that part of France was flooding. This is awful.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@celticeagle It is terrible that parts of France is flooding.
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 16
@Marcyaz ...It is. Seems more like Italy would be. LOL
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@celticeagle It did say on the news it is a lot of the European Countries that are having flooding problems.
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@sugartoes (32335)
• Greencastle, Indiana
4 Jun 16
OH MY that's something that has NEVER happened God be with them ALL
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@sugartoes Yes it truly could be very devastating to those people.
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@sugartoes (32335)
• Greencastle, Indiana
5 Jun 16
@Marcyaz it's really sad to hear all the bad news with all the floods & killings & just pure heartaches everywhere there's no peace in life anymore now days
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
5 Jun 16
@sugartoes It is terrible and all we seem to hear is the bad news.
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@RubyHawk (20647)
• Atlanta, Georgia
13 Jun 16
Flooding is a sad thing. My sister lost her home a few years ago from flooding.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
13 Jun 16
@RubyHawk How terrible it must be to lose your home and valuables to flooding.
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@RubyHawk (20647)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Jun 16
@Marcyaz It is, my sister was so distressed as anyone would be over the loss of their home.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@RubyHawk What a horrible thing to have happen.
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@ElicBxn (60011)
• United States
12 Jun 16
We've been lucky in the Austin area this year. Last year we had some bad flooding south of town, Wimberly and San Marcos, but this year its been further east and south east towards Houston that's been more badly hit.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@ElicBxn I remember last year about the Austin area. The floods are really bad in some areas there.
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@ElicBxn (60011)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Yeah, I was just tired of the rain, but it was killing folks south of my place
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@ElicBxn Isn't that awful how much flooding can damage and kill.
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
6 Jun 16
I did hear about that. The news over the weekend showed The Louvre and told about them having to move art to higher ground. I hope they'll be able to keep everything safe from being stolen!
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
6 Jun 16
@CRK109 It is terrible when you have to move art to higher ground to keep it safe and no one will go in and try to take anything from the Louvre.
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
6 Jun 16
@Marcyaz I wasn't even thinking of things being stolen from the Louvre but from the new location where the art will be housed. I'm sure that art thieves are already hard at work to try and figure out how to get their hands on something!
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
6 Jun 16
@CRK109 Crooks are more than likely to be thinking of both places and how they can get their rotten mitts on some art work.
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@Blondie2222 (16880)
• United States
6 Jun 16
oh wow if that's a real picture of it that is crazy. We get floods here but nothing like that. I hope all stay safe and the rain ends for them soon
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
6 Jun 16
@blondie2222 The picture is of a flood here in the US a few years back. I believe everyone hopes the people all over the world will be safe with all the flooding and hope the rain ends soon.
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@Blondie2222 (16880)
• United States
6 Jun 16
@Marcyaz yes me too. Were supposed to have rain all the way til Thursday, I hope we don't get floods.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@Blondie2222 I hope you don't have any flooding in your area.
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 Jun 16
oh I never thought about the art, or paris flooding for that matter
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt I understand it is happening to a lot of countries in Europe, they would hate to lose that art in a flood which would ruin it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 Jun 16
@Marcyaz that would be really tragic for sure
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt Yes it certainly would be tragic.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Jul 16
We have the same problem her in Philippines.We are visited in series 3 storms. You might have seen in your TV homeless storm victims walked in flood.I hope everyone is all right in your country.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
9 Jul 16
@cacat1 I did see something about the flood victims in your country and in other countries.
@LoriAMoore (8706)
• United States
13 Jun 16
Yes, I had heard about the museum moving its priceless works upstairs.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
13 Jun 16
@LoriAMoore I think it was the best thing they could do to preserve the artwork.
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@Lolaze (2800)
• St. Louis, Missouri
6 Jun 16
I actually have heard about the flooding in France. I heard there is one road where trucks and cars have been abandoned. Apparently the waters is starting to recede a bit.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
6 Jun 16
@Lolaze That would be good if the water is starting to recede now.
@Tampa_girl7 (20996)
• United States
5 Jun 16
Yes, the flooding is very sad.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
5 Jun 16
@Tampa_girl7 It is sad that there is so much flooding all over our world.
@Hatley (154691)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jun 16
thats so sad that while so many are in trouble from too muc h water , we c annot] get a heav y rain here ion dry drouight stricken "Southern "C alifornia at al;l we need rain badley
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@Hatley It is a shame that some areas are having to much rain while others have no rain at all.
@Lucky15 (33763)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
Oh my. Floods happen here by july until september
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@Lucky15 I hope your flooding does not cause too much damage there.
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@acelawrites (10378)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
Too sad to know about it. Nature is really disturbed, what with the rising ocean levels due to the melting of the glaziers as scientists said.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@acelawrites Yes very true it is too bad.
@Daljinder (19566)
• India
3 Jun 16
I hope there isn't any damage to life and people are moved to safety in time.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@Daljinder I hope the same thing I have heard there have been a few deaths but not sure which country it was in.
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@marlina (58325)
• Canada
3 Jun 16
Yes, I do know about the flooding in Europe, saw it in the news.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@marlina Isn't it just terrible to think about these people in the flood zones.
@JohnRoberts (35948)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jun 16
Not a good time for a vacation in Paris. No Paris in summertime this year.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@JohnRoberts I would say no vacation at all in Europe this summer.
@Shavkat (43680)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
I never thought that this place will be flooded.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@Shavkat Oh yes any place is prone to flooding if you are by water.