Severe Flooding Seen Across Germany, France After Week Of Heavy Rain03:06
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Werner Lechner throws a binder covered in mud out of his office following floods on June 3, 2016 in Simbach am Inn, Germany. Severe and sudden flooding in the region around Simbach hit communities on June 1, overturning cars, inundating homes and businesses and leaving at least six people dead. (Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)
Werner Lechner throws a binder covered in mud out of his office following floods on June 3, 2016 in Simbach am Inn, Germany. Severe and sudden flooding in the region around Simbach hit communities on June 1, overturning cars, inundating homes and businesses and leaving at least six people dead. (Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)
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Severe flooding continues in France, Germany and much of Europe today after a week of heavy rain.

In France, at least 20,000 people have been evacuated across the country, the Seine is overflowing its banks, and both the Louvre and the Musee D'Orsay in Paris are closed, to move artwork to higher floors. In Germany, the southern state of Bavaria has been hit the hardest.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti gets the latest from the BBC's Jenny Hill in Berlin.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Guest

  • Jenny Hill, Berlin correspondent for the BBC. She tweets @jennyhillBBC.

This segment aired on June 3, 2016.

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