Two people were found dead after a massive flooding that hit southeastern France on Friday, causing major damage in the region. Rainfall continued in the region today, but was less intense. Floods were expected to subside during the day.
Giant waves crashed over the coastline of southeastern France on Saturday with flooding and storms lashing the region. Several rivers burst their banks, causing major damage as homes were flooded and trees, cars and boats were swept along by the waters. Social media footage shows huge waves sweeping over coastal barriers in Villefranche-sur-Mer while storm warnings were played over speakers in Cannes warning people to ”stay safe.”
One person was found dead near Muy, between the towns of Nice and Marseille, as informed by the police prefecture of the Var department. The statement did not say whether that was the person it had earlier reported as missing after falling off a rescue boat near Muy late on Saturday. Another body was found in a car in Cabasse, a nearby village.