Paris museum reopens as French floods slowly ease

AP , Sunday 5 Jun 2016

The riverside Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris is reopening as floodwaters slowly recede from the French capital, though risks remain for other regions.

The Louvre Museum, some train stations and other sites remain closed Sunday after the worst floods in three decades caused the Seine River to burst its banks. The glass-topped Grand Palais reopens Sunday after closing Friday.

At least 18 people have been killed in flooding across parts of Germany, France, Romania and Belgium. New thunderstorms are forecast for eastern France on Sunday and more rain elsewhere.

West of Paris, the Seine overflowed around Rouen overnight but severe flood warnings were lifted.

The national flood service said the Seine in Paris would remain 4 meters (more than 13 feet) above normal Sunday.

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