Paris floods: Seine level starts dropping after 30-year high
The levels of the River Seine in Paris have started dropping slightly after reaching a 34-year high on Friday.
The river level rose to 6.1m (20ft) above its normal height overnight.
Floods also forced parts of the metro system and major landmarks to close, while the Louvre and Orsay museums were shut while staff moved art to safety.
Despite the water level falling on Saturday morning, Paris remains under the second-highest alert, which warns of a "significant impact".
Forecasters had warned the river could reach as high as 6.5m above it normal level.
France's environment ministry said the floods now appeared to have peaked and would remain At least 18 people have died across central Europe as heavy rainfall caused flooding from France to Ukraine. over the weekend before retreating further.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls said four people had died and 42 were injured across the country.
At least 18 people have died across central Europe as heavy rainfall caused flooding from France to Ukraine.
At the Louvre, curators scrambled to move 250,000 artworks to higher ground from basement storage areas at risk of inundation from what President Francoise Hollande called "exceptional flooding".
The Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay will remain closed until Tuesday.
動詞の"inundate"で、"to receive so much of something that you cannot easily deal with it all [= swamp]"[be inundated (with/by something)]や、
"to cover an area with a large amount of water [= flood]"とありました。