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Southern France digs out from devastating flash floods

People work among tree branches on the beach of Saint-Laurent-du-Var after storm Alex brought record rainfall in places, causing heavy flooding that swept away roads and damaged homes, in southern France, October 7.   REUTRS/Eric Gaillard

People work among tree branches on the beach of Saint-Laurent-du-Var after storm Alex brought record rainfall in places, causing heavy flooding that swept away roads and damaged homes, in southern France, October 7.   REUTRS/Eric Gaillard

People work among tree branches on the beach of Saint-Laurent-du-Var after storm Alex brought record rainfall in places, causing heavy flooding that swept away roads and damaged homes, in southern France, October 7.   REUTRS/Eric Gaillard
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A helicopter carries supplies over Nice for isolated villages following storm Alex, October 7.   REUTRS/Eric Gaillard

A helicopter carries supplies over Nice for isolated villages following storm Alex, October 7.   REUTRS/Eric Gaillard

A helicopter carries supplies over Nice for isolated villages following storm Alex, October 7.   REUTRS/Eric Gaillard
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An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6.   REUTERS/Eric Gaillard    

An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard    

An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard    
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A damaged car is seen in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, October 5. Authorities cannot give a more precise estimate for the death toll from the flooding as emergency services struggle to reach flood-hit villages as many roads have been washed away or are still blocked by debris.  


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A damaged car is seen in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, October 5. Authorities cannot give a more precise estimate for the death toll from the flooding as emergency services struggle to reach flood-hit villages as many roads have been washed away...more

A damaged car is seen in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, October 5. Authorities cannot give a more precise estimate for the death toll from the flooding as emergency services struggle to reach flood-hit villages as many roads have been washed away or are still blocked by debris. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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French President Emmanuel Macron meets with members of the Civil Defense during a visit to Tende, as part of a trip to the region devastated by storm Alex, in the Vallee de la Roya, October 7.   Christophe Simon/Pool

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with members of the Civil Defense during a visit to Tende, as part of a trip to the region devastated by storm Alex, in the Vallee de la Roya, October 7. Christophe Simon/Pool

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with members of the Civil Defense during a visit to Tende, as part of a trip to the region devastated by storm Alex, in the Vallee de la Roya, October 7. Christophe Simon/Pool
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A general view shows a bridge that collapsed into the Vesubie river in La Bollene-Vesubie, France, October 3.  
   REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  

A general view shows a bridge that collapsed into the Vesubie river in La Bollene-Vesubie, France, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  

A general view shows a bridge that collapsed into the Vesubie river in La Bollene-Vesubie, France, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  
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Damaged cars are seen on the banks of the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Damaged cars are seen on the banks of the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Damaged cars are seen on the banks of the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A view shows a road that collapsed into the Vesubie river, in La Bollene-Vesubie, France October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard    

A view shows a road that collapsed into the Vesubie river, in La Bollene-Vesubie, France October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard    

A view shows a road that collapsed into the Vesubie river, in La Bollene-Vesubie, France October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard    
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An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6.    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A view shows a house flooded by Vesubie river, France, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A view shows a house flooded by Vesubie river, France, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A view shows a house flooded by Vesubie river, France, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A woman looks at damaged cars as clean-up operations continue in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  

A woman looks at damaged cars as clean-up operations continue in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  

A woman looks at damaged cars as clean-up operations continue in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  
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Emergency workers remove trees from the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Emergency workers remove trees from the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Emergency workers remove trees from the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A damaged bridge over the Boreon river is seen in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A damaged bridge over the Boreon river is seen in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A damaged bridge over the Boreon river is seen in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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People work among tree branches on the beach of Saint-Laurent-du-Var following storm Alex which hit the Alpes-Maritimes department, bringing record rainfall in places and causing heavy flooding that swept away roads and damaged homes, France, October 7, 2020.   REUTRS/Eric Gaillard

People work among tree branches on the beach of Saint-Laurent-du-Var following storm Alex which hit the Alpes-Maritimes department, bringing record rainfall in places and causing heavy flooding that swept away roads and damaged homes, France, October...more

People work among tree branches on the beach of Saint-Laurent-du-Var following storm Alex which hit the Alpes-Maritimes department, bringing record rainfall in places and causing heavy flooding that swept away roads and damaged homes, France, October 7, 2020. REUTRS/Eric Gaillard
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Emergency workers are seen in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Emergency workers are seen in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Emergency workers are seen in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A view shows a house flooded by Vesubie river, France, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A view shows a house flooded by Vesubie river, France, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A view shows a house flooded by Vesubie river, France, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie,  October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A damaged car is seen in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A damaged car is seen in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A damaged car is seen in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A view shows a truck underwater in the Vesubie river, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A view shows a truck underwater in the Vesubie river, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A view shows a truck underwater in the Vesubie river, October 3.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Workers remove mud and debris from a street in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Workers remove mud and debris from a street in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Workers remove mud and debris from a street in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Emergency workers are seen in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Emergency workers are seen in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Emergency workers are seen in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Firefighters remove mud and debris from a restaurant in Breil-sur-Roya, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Firefighters remove mud and debris from a restaurant in Breil-sur-Roya, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Firefighters remove mud and debris from a restaurant in Breil-sur-Roya, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Workers remove mud and debris from a street in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Workers remove mud and debris from a street in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Workers remove mud and debris from a street in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A damaged car is seen in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A damaged car is seen in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A damaged car is seen in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Firefighters remove mud and debris from a restaurant in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Firefighters remove mud and debris from a restaurant in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Firefighters remove mud and debris from a restaurant in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A resident looks at damaged cars in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A resident looks at damaged cars in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A resident looks at damaged cars in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Residents wait for food in front of the city hall in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Residents wait for food in front of the city hall in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Residents wait for food in front of the city hall in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Emergency workers stand in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Emergency workers stand in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Emergency workers stand in the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Emergency workers remove trees from the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Emergency workers remove trees from the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Emergency workers remove trees from the Roya river in Breil-sur-Roya, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A firefighter removes mud and debris from a restaurant in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A firefighter removes mud and debris from a restaurant in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A firefighter removes mud and debris from a restaurant in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southern France, October 6. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A damaged car and accumulated debris are seen in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue after storm Alex hit southern France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A damaged car and accumulated debris are seen in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue after storm Alex hit southern France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A damaged car and accumulated debris are seen in Breil-sur-Roya as clean-up operations continue after storm Alex hit southern France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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People remove debris from a house in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

People remove debris from a house in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

People remove debris from a house in Breil-sur-Roya, France, October 5.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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