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PARIS | Floods kill at least 5 people in southwest France

PARIS  — Authorities in southwest France say at least five people have been killed in violent storms and floods that saw the equivalent of several months of rainfall in the space of hours. Alain Thirion, the prefect of the Aude region, gave the death toll in a phone interview with 24-hour news channel BFMTV. He … Continue reading PARIS | Floods kill at least 5 people in southwest France

PARIS | French official says children evacuated from floods are safe

PARIS — A top military official in the Gard, the French region that was hardest hit by violent storms and flooding, has told French media that all children were successfully rescued. Some 119 children, many of them from Germany, were evacuated from Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas campsite Thursday night. On Friday, the region’s chief gendarme Colonel Laurent Haas … Continue reading PARIS | French official says children evacuated from floods are safe