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Flash floods Hit Southern French Villages

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As new heavy rainfall hit southern French villages on Wednesday, as flash floods abruptly turned roads and fields into rivers and lakes.

Emergency workers rescued or evacuated hundreds of people in southern France.

The emergency service for the Gard region said rescuers were searching for at least one missing person.

Local authorities did not report any casualties during the flash floods, but new heavy rainfall threatened the area Wednesday.

Local authorities said the rains caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure across towns and villages between Nimes and Montpellier.

 Fresh Flooding Strikes Western Europe

More than 100 people were dead and hundreds more are still missing in western Europe as tutorial rains hit the area.

The rainstorm was the worst natural disaster in Europe in living memory.

The heavy rains caused rivers to burst their banks and wash away buildings in Belgium and Germany.

Homes and streets in the Netherlands and Switzerland also flooded.

At least 93 people have died in Germany, including nine people with disabilities.  Local authorities who say the toll could rise further.

In Belgium, 12 people were dead.

France, the Netherlands and Switzerland have also been hit by flooding. No casualties are declared till time of writing.

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