Floods in southeast France leave 18 dead

http://news-updations.blogspot.comAuthorities in the southeast France say at least 18 people have been killed and 12 are being missed in the aftermath of flash floods that followed powerful rainstorms.

Unusually heavy rains in the Var region have transformed in streets into muddy rivers that swept up trees, cars and other objects and French meteorological officials are calling for more rain for the region overnight Wednesday.

Workers in boats and a dozen helicopters scrambled Tuesday night to evacuate residents trapped on rooftops by the floodwaters, which reached about 2 metres high in some areas. Other residents swam to safety.

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