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Louvre shut as Paris floodwaters rise

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>> Flood waters are creeping ever closer to the Louvre. The iconic Paris museum set to close Friday, as the French capital battles major flooding. In places the Seine river has burst its banks, one woman killed and thousands of homes evacuated. In the city center riverside walkways are entirely submerged and cars left stranded.
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House boats still afloat at least, but surrounded by debris. The Seine expected to peak at about five point six meters on Friday. That's just below the six meters that we see underground rail tracks start to flood. A similar story in neighboring Germany, at least five people killed by floods in the southern state of Bavaria.
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Residents there describing it as a scene of horror.