French PM Valls announces emergency fund

Manuel Valls visited flood-hit areas of southern Paris on Saturday and was due to travel to the Loire on Monday

French PM Valls announces emergency fund

World Bulletin / News Desk

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced emergency help for those who "lost everything" in floods that have caused havoc in Paris and elsewhere.

Millions of euros would be handed out by local leaders in the coming days, he said, after a meeting with fellow ministers.

Four people died in the floods that left areas inundated near the Seine and Loire rivers.

Hundreds of towns and villages have been hit by the flooding.

Fourteen departments were still on alert on Monday in parts of Normandy and the Loire, as well as the Paris area, and 7,000 properties were still without power.

Paris's biggest museums, the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay, were forced to close as the Seine climbed to 6.1m (20ft) on Friday night, its highest level since 1982.

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