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Jun 2nd, 2016, 08:43 AM
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Louvre closed for flood prevention Friday June 3

The Louvre will be closed tomorrow June 3rd to permit the removal of a number of items in its basement reserves. This is a precautionary measure due to the Seine being at flood stage.

The Orsay closed early today for a complete review of the security of its underground levels. There is a possibility that it might be closed tomorrow as well.

The RER C was closed in Paris today due to flooding. There will a bus service replacing it until further notice. However, if any of you want to go to Versailles over the next few days, I recommend taking the train to Versailles-Rive Droite from Saint Lazare.
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 11:48 AM
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Good advice, Kerouac.
The water is going to rise for a few more days.
The city is preparing to block off certain Metro stations with flood barriers, so it would be wise to check the ratp.fr website for updates.
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 12:16 PM
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Hah! I read this as Louvre closed for food prevention, and thought...HUH?

Duh. It's still rainy and soaking wet all over here. The canoë and kayak companies are already counting their lost sous.
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 12:19 PM
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It's crazy weather in some areas. Poor Southern Germany has taken a real hit as well. Hope the rain stops so the water can recede again.
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 03:17 PM
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I remember seeing high water marks from previous floods on an old building on the left bank of the Seine and thinking "Can't happen again! Modern engineering!"

Stupid me!
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 03:29 PM
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When Hurricane Sandy hit, cars were floating down both Avenue C and 20th Street in Manhattan.
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 03:57 PM
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The reference in Paris is the flood of 1910 and that is far from attained so far.
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 04:37 PM
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Heard this on NPR today. Texas has some horrible flooding today, three soldiers killed and six missing. High water and flooding are nothing to mess with. Take care.
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 04:40 PM
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Wow, thanks, K. Unprecedented?

Any idea when it's predicted to crest? I know it depends on the rains upstream.

My husband and daughter have tickets to Festival Django on a low little island off Samois Bas, downstream, three weeks from now. I'd assume, especially with the pre paid international crowd that shows up, that the festival people have a venue plan B.
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 09:44 PM
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The water in Paris should crest this weekend... maybe.
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 10:33 PM
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If you look at kerouac's photos, you'll see that the water is still far from topping the retaining walls, and so far the bridges are not under water.

The only time you're likely to be wading in water is if you're standing too close to the curb and get splashed by a delivery truck, like I did.
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Jun 3rd, 2016, 01:21 AM
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The reference in Paris is the flood of 1910 and that is far from attained so far.

I believe that the rain totals have indeed exceeded those of 1910. Paris has not flooded because of measures taken by city engineers in the years since.

One report I saw estimated that the Seine will crest today at noon. However, next week´s forecast is for more rain.

The story continues.
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Jun 3rd, 2016, 02:08 AM
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According to French newspapers, the highest level of the Seine is expected Friday noon.
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Jun 3rd, 2016, 04:25 AM
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We were in Paris one year when the Seine also flooded--not this bad, but the boats could not get under the bridges.
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Jun 3rd, 2016, 05:57 AM
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The Louvre spent the night emptying the Islamic arts section.

http://imageshack.com/a/img921/9143/MWkmtd.jpg

More views of the Seine here: http://anyportinastorm.proboards.com...r-paris?page=1
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Jun 3rd, 2016, 06:09 AM
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France 24 just announced the closing of the Orsay until Tuesday but there's no confirmation yet on Paris.fr vigilance crue.
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Jun 3rd, 2016, 06:29 AM
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Amazing. Crazy good report on apias, Kerouac.

Here's Samois Bas near the festival site. Not going to be dry anytime soon:

http://on.aol.com/video/roads-impass...:1455073420585
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Jun 3rd, 2016, 10:34 AM
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No oroblem.. If Mona Lisa is damaged, we will replace it with a portrait of 'Moaning Kardashian', by Leonardo DaCaitlyn Schwartz.
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Jun 4th, 2016, 04:09 PM
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Looks like everything will be back to normal by the end of next week. Let's thank the Muslims for being merciful.
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Jun 4th, 2016, 04:22 PM
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kerouac, just remember to have this all clear up by October. I still owe you a bottle of wine for those classic Bombay movies during my fun near-death thing.

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