Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013

Flooding in France: State of natural catastrophe declared

A state of natural catastrophe has been declared for the recent flooding in southwestern France.


Recent flooding in France has killed least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes. Government has declared state of natural catastrophe.

Agly River burst its bank and caused flooding in Perpignan, France. Flood displaced around 700 people.

Flooding in France in 1959 killed 421 people.

Photo: An aerial view of flooding in Southeastern France in 2010; Credit: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 9, 2013

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