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An abandoned car is submerged in deep water near by an underpass after flooding caused by torrential rain in Mandelieu, France, October 4, 2015 (Reuters)
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A man carrying his bicycle tries to make his way after floods in Biot, near Cannes, southeastern France, Sunday Oct.4, 2015 (AP)
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A French fireman phones as he stands near an upended car in the street after flooding caused by torrential rain in Cannes, France, October 4, 2015 (Reuters)
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A French fireman inspects an abandoned car in muddy waters near an underpass after flooding caused by torrential rain in Cannes, France, October 4, 2015 (Reuters)
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A Ferrari is seen in the middle of debris near Cannes, southeastern France, Sunday Oct 4, 2015 (AP)
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French fireman work near an abandoned car stuck in muddy waters near an underpass after flooding caused by torrential rain in Cannes, France, October 4, 2015 (Reuters)
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A travel trailer is pictured in the campsite of Biot, near Cannes, southeastern France, Sunday Oct.4, 2015 (AP)
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A man takes a picture of an upended car on a street after flooding caused by torrential rain in Cannes, France, October 4, 2015 (Reuters)
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A man rides his bicycle past a boat on the sidewalk in Biot, near Cannes, southeastern France, Sunday Oct 4, 2015 (AP)
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French fireman work near an abandoned car stuck in muddy waters near an underpass after flooding caused by torrential rain in Cannes, France, October 4, 2015 (Reuters)
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Torrents of muddy water inundated buildings, roads and railway tracks, disrupting movement along the Mediterranean coast Sunday

Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed at least 16 people, some drowned in a retirement home and others trapped in cars and campsites. 

Residents of the picturesque and touristy region, stunned by the ferocity of the brief downpour Saturday night, described it as the worst flooding they'd ever seen. It was so dramatic that it prompted President Francois Hollande to pay an emergency visit Sunday to promise government aid for victims.

Hundreds of emergency workers were involved in rescue efforts, helped by clear skies around the region Sunday.

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