Paris Flood Continues: See Breathtaking Photos of Seine Overflowed (Updated) + (Video)

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Some of Paris buildings are closed as Seine is set to reach 20 feet by the end of the week, which is 3 times its normal height, the Guardian reports. 

Updated (10:00 EST Jan. 30):

The river flowing through Paris reached 19.2ft on Monday morning. Officials stated the floods have already caused damage in 240 towns.

The natural disaster was the reason for closing the roads and schools and the evacuation of some hospitals.

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See photos of the flood on Nexter.org.

Seine reaches highest level

The river water level hit its highest mark in a century. Unfortunately, the forecasts warn it could reach 20 feet by Sunday. To compare, the normal level of Seine is 6-7 feet, which makes it 3 times its height under normal circumstances.

Back in 1910, the water reached 28 feet and the highest warning level. For now, we do hope that it won’t overflow more than in 1910.

Louvre museum along with river cruises and water taxis are shut down for now. The mayor, Anne Hidalgo, said the situation was serious but not catastrophic. 

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