Floodwaters in Paris to reach 19 ft above its normal level

| Friday, June 3, 2016 - 13:24
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As much as 50 mm of rain is expected to fall in some regions in just a few hours

Paris: Floodwaters in Paris are forecast to peak on Friday with the river Seine due to reach 19 ft above its normal level, officials said.

The world-famous Louvre and Orsay museums have been shut so that staff can move priceless artwork to safety, BBC reported.

As much as 50 mm of rain is expected to fall in some regions in just a few hours, weather officials announced.

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In Paris, emergency barriers have been put up along the Seine, which burst its banks in places.

Rail operator SNCF has closed a line that runs alongside the Seine in central Paris.

About 25,000 people are without power in Paris and central France.

In Nemours, 3,000 people have been evacuated from the town centre. The town's Loing river, a tributary of the Seine, now has levels not seen since the devastating floods of 1910.

Six weeks' worth of rain has fallen in three days in the Loiret department, submerging roads and forcing drivers to abandon their cars.

President Francois Hollande is set to declare a state of natural disaster in the worst-hit areas.

The downpours are forecast to continue through the weekend.

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Flood waters in Paris to reach 19 ft above its normal level.

. THIS VEDIC ASTROLOGY WRITER HAD PREDICTED FLOODS IN FRANCE, AND EUROPE FOR MAY-JUNE 2016 TWO YEARS AGO. The news that Paris has been flooded towards end of May extending to the first week of June 2016 is shocking to readers world-wide as also to natives of France. Thought readers may be interested to know this Vedic astrology writer’s alert of TWO YEARS AGO , on 2 June 2014 in article – “ Stressful times ahead for world economy in 2015 and 2016” – published in online magazine (blog) astrologyweekly.com. It was predicted that during first half of 2016 around April , a country or region whose name begins with letter “P” and is surrounded by or is near sea may have natural disaster like tsunami in sea affecting economy. These conditions are met in the case of Paris to the extent of over 90%. So it can be said that alert of this writer published on 2 June , 2014 has been meaningful in the case of Paris. Some may argue that there are few countries or capitals with their names beginning with letter”P” , yet they don’t have the problem Paris has. Right but in the case of such few , condition of sea may not be fulfilled. And even if there is one more fulfilling the conditions , it would also similarly have a problem during the period , but may not be necessarily of same nature. Link to reach the article : astrologyweekly.com/blog/stressful-times-ahead-for-world-economy-in-2015-and-2016/. In addition to Paris , it was also predicted that a region whose name begins with letter “B” within “ EU” would also be similarly impacted. That suggests Berlin which has also been impacted. Other regions in EU were also identified and mentioned with their first letter for similar impacts within the same time frame. Going by descriptions of massive floods in France , Germany and other parts of EU in the news reports , it can be said that alert of this writer TWO YEARS AGO for taking more care and precautions within human reach has been meaningful.

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