French floods: at least five dead, seven missing, says president Macron | AFP

The toll of exceptional rainfall that hit multiple regions in France, with devastating floods in the Alpes-Maritimes region, has reached 5 dead and 7 missing, announces French President Emmanuel Macron, as he visits the areas worst affected.

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France/Roquebillière: residents share the ‘nightmare’ they lived during storm | AFP

“I feel like I’m still living in a nightmare,” says a resident of Roquebillière, in the Alpes-Maritimes, in France, after Storm Alex battered the area destroying the town.

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France: half of a bridge swept away by the surging waters of the VĂ©subie river | AFP

In Roquebillière, half of the bridge was swept away by the surging waters of the Vésubie river, which are still very strong the day after torrential rains fell on the Alpes-Maritimes, in France.

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France flooding: road collapses in La Bollène-Vésubie | AFP

A stretch of road has collapsed in the commune of La Bollène-Vésubie, following heavy rains and flash floods that left villages cut off from the world in the Alpes-Maritimes. Hundreds of firemen were mobilized to find nine missing persons.

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Weather alert as storms lash flood-hit French Riviera | AFP

While MĂ©tĂ©o-France has placed the Alpes-Maritimes department on red alert for rain and floods, the southern causeway of the Promenade des Anglais – the beachfront esplanade in Nice – is closed.

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