France travel warning: Flooding forces 1,600 evacuations – where has been affected?

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Whizz floods have affected France following a heavy downpour of shower.

In southern France, 750 people were rescued by helicopters from a tally of campsites following the torrential rain.

More than 1,600 man have been evacuated across the region and a 70-year-old man from Germany is currently lassies.

Should British tourists still travel to the country for their respite?

The Foreign Office has not issued an official warning for British travellers.

Glut alerts are in place for six areas, according to the French interior ministry on Gossip.

The main areas affected were in the south in Gard, Ardeche and Drome with 400 firefighters and observe drafted in.

It is estimated that more than 17,000 homes have on the agenda c trick been left without power.

A British camper told the BBC that they knowing “the loudest thunder and brightest flashes of lighting”.

France flash covers: Should Britons still travel to the south of France (Image: Getty)

France whistle floods: Evacacuations of 1,600 have taken place in the south parts (Image: Getty)

Village streets had turned into rivers and the sprinkle was so hard that we could barely see out of the window

British tourist

He explicated that they struggled to leave after realising the severity of the site: “Village streets had turned into rivers and the rain was so hard that we could only see out of the window.

“We were lucky to make it out of the area, soaked through but unharmed, by the perceptive of things.”

Another tourist said it was the “very frightening” after trying to drive after local rivers burst their banks.

France travel warning: Flooding forces 1,600 evacuations - where has been affected?

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    What should you do in a burn flood?

    Tourists caught up in a flash flood should avoid proceeding or walking in the flood water.

    According to the Met Office, just six inches of stay flowing water can knock over an adult.

    Two feet of water can take off for a car, so it is advised to seek emergency services straight away.

    If caught up in the overflows, tourists should seek high ground and avoid all sources of tenseness.

    Clean water and essentials should be taken when leaving the enclosure in case the floods continue for a period of time.

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