Three dead, hundreds evacuated in France
MARSEILLE – Agence France-Presse
AFP photoHeavy rain and flooding hit southern France at the weekend, seeing hundreds of people evacuated, three killed in flood-related accidents and 12 regions still on alert. Authorities were called in to assist more than 2,300 people after rivers overran their banks and streets and homes were flooded, with some residents having to be rescued with helicopters. In Var, more than 1,600 people were evacuated and about 3,900 homes were without electricity.