Deadly flash floods cause devastation in Southern France

Heavy flooding along the Cote d’Azur, in France’s southeast, saw the River Brague burst its banks and cause flash flooding.

Apocalyptic’ storms and flash floods in south-east France have killed 19 people, left thousands of homes without electricity and stranded hundreds of holidaymakers.

Two months-worth of rain fell on the Cote d’Azur, which is forecast to have sunny skies and temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius today, in just a few hours on Saturday night.

It caused the River Brague to burst its banks near Antibes, which lies between the popular resort towns of Cannes and Nice.

Entire roads were worn away by waves of muddy water which destroyed peoples’ homes, washed away cars and caused widespread travel disruption across the once-pristine region of the French Riviera reported Mailonline.

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