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France flooding forces 1500 people to evacuate their homes

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A car moved by the La Berre river after the city of Portel-des-Corbieres, southern France, was flooded following heavy rains on November 30, 2014.

In southern France, more than 1,500 people have been forced to evacuate their homes amid the country’s worst flooding in over a decade.

According to French officials, between “800 and 1,000 people” were evacuating their homes along the Agly river in the Pyrenees-Orientales area on Sunday, while another 250 were evacuating from Sigean, south of Narbonne.

Reports say nearly 400 others had already left their homes in Canet, Argeles-Sur-Mer and Barcares along the Mediterranean coast.

So far, at least four people have been confirmed dead and several others remain missing after flash flooding uprooted trees and destroyed a number of homes.

Hundreds of rescue workers have been searching for the missing people in the region.

Over the past weeks, France’s southern regions have been hit by storms and flooding.


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