Flood simulation exercise prepares Paris region in case of deluge

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 08, 2016 10:44 PM

PARIS - The French capital is holding flood simulation exercises to raise awareness about the risk of a massive deluge similar to the one that occurred in 1910 when the river Seine burst its banks.

The "Sequana 2016" drill is partly funded by the EU and will run for nearly two weeks. It will simulate rising water levels. The training exercise will test emergency services and aims to apply EU flood directives established in November 2013.