France Flooding Death Toll Rises to Four as Seine River Peaks in Paris

June 5, 2016 12:34 AM

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France Flooding Death Toll Rises to Four as Seine River Peaks in Paris

PARIS — The Seine River peaked early Saturday around Paris, hitting its highest level in nearly 35 years — almost 15 feet above average — then began a slow descent. That drew a collective sigh of relief but authorities cautioned it could take up to 10 days for the river to return to normal.

It will take at least four days before tourists in the French capital get a chance to view art at the world-class Louvre Museum, where workers have been scrambling to move 250,000 artworks from basement storage areas to rooms upstairs to keep them safe from flooding.

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