Paris remains on flood alert as River Seine rises

Ludovic Marin  AFP  Getty Images Ducks swim on the flooded banks of the river Seine in Paris Jan. 23 2018

Ludovic Marin AFP Getty Images Ducks swim on the flooded banks of the river Seine in Paris Jan. 23 2018

The downpour has forced evacuations from homes elsewhere on the Seine after it and other French rivers burst their banks.

According to the magazine Conde Nast Traveler, the water level in the Seine has risen more than five meters, and its height continues to grow, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

The famous Louvre museum is moving its art treasures to safety and has shut down its lower level, which has the Islamic arts section.

It is not just France's capital city that is waterlogged.

It was expected to keep rising, reaching a peak above six metres (20 feet) over the weekend.

However, authorities said Saturday that the flooding won't be as bad as forecast earlier this week.

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"The better Paris prepares itself to manage this risk and improve its resilience, the less vulnerable it will be, to the benefit of the city and the country".

In the central Yonne department about 30 roads had been closed due to flooding which the prefecture warned was likely to worsen in coming days. The Secretary of State of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Brune Poirson, sustained the situation is alarming and called the population to respect the security measures, as not to walk or drive through vulnerable zones near the floods.

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo said the city was coping - but said that the flooding, coupled with recent summer heatwaves, was "clearly a question of the town adapting to climate change".

In 2016, exceptional flooding destroyed most of residents' belongings. "No matter what we say, the more we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, the more we reduce our impact on droughts and floods".

Heavy rains also flooded parts of eastern and northwestern France this week, blocking roads and inundating households that had already been affected by the torrential rains of 2016.

On Friday, the water was at its mid-thigh - not as high as the 1910 floods, which reached his neck and submerged the city for two months.

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