Jun 5, 2016

Paris museum reopens as French floods slowly ease

Germany
France
Romania
Belgium
by
Elaine Ganley
,
The Big Story
A man waves to somebody on a barge on the Seine river during floods, in Paris, Sunday, June 5, 2016. The riverside Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris reopened Sunday as floodwaters slowly receded from the French capital, though risks remain for other regions. Photo: Thibault Camus, AP
A man waves to somebody on a barge on the Seine river during floods, in Paris, Sunday, June 5, 2016. The riverside Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris reopened Sunday as floodwaters slowly receded from the French capital, though risks remain for other regions. Photo: Thibault Camus, AP

After a week of exceptionally heavy rains around Europe, at least 18 people died in flooding in Germany, France, Romania and Belgium. New thunderstorms were forecast for eastern France on Sunday. In Normandy, the Seine River was expected to peak later in the day. More than 11,000 French homes are still without electricity