Flooding of the Seine. A Peak at 6.10 m Scheduled for Friday, the RER C will Close in Paris

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Paris at risk of flooding

WEATHER: The flood of the Seine in Paris is expected to reach a peak Friday 26th January  equivalent to that of June 2016, about 6.10 meters

The flood of the Seine in Paris is expected to reach a peak Friday 26th January, equivalent to that of June 2016, about 6.10 meters. The rising water is not without consequence: the central section of the RER C line will be closed in Paris on Wednesday, and at least until Friday.

The water level continues to rise in Paris. The flood of the Seine in Paris is expected to peak Friday equivalent to that of June 2016, about 6.10 meters, have we learned this Tuesday 23rd January.  “The Seine at Paris continues to rise and is expected to flood peak at the station (measurement) of the Austerlitz Bridge in the day Friday,” said Jean-Marc Dolmiere, Deputy Director Vigicrues.


“The authorities concerned are mobilized  ”

The sector should thus “likely” go on orange alert by Tuesday night, following heavy rains in the Paris basin, he said. According to Jean-Marc Dolmiere, “the authorities have mobilized since the end of last week […] On Paris in itself is not necessarily catastrophic, and then a lot of measures are taken by the RATP, EDF, etc. Engie . But it is especially upstream “ and downstream, the consequences may be the most damaging.

Rising water levels on the Seine in Paris
The flood of the Seine in Paris, view from the Alexandre III bridge. |

Among the precautionary measures: the e central section of the RER C line will be closed in the capital on Wednesday, and at least until Friday, said SNCF. In 2016, RATP was closed preventively two metro stations and an RER station nearby river. The rise of the Seine had also pushed the Louvre and the Orsay Museum to close, to put their work aside to shelter.

Flooding of the Seine. A Peak at 6.10 m Scheduled for Friday, the RER C will Close in Paris 1

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