French Riviera Sees Worst Flooding in Centuries

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Officials expect the death toll from flash floods in France to rise as rescuers turn their attention to clean up efforts following the area's worst flooding in nearly 200 years.

The death toll in the French Riviera floods rose to at least 25, Thursday, and many others are sill missing.

Major storms brought six months worth of rain to the region June 15, turning roads into rivers and leaving hundreds of residents stranded on rooftops.

More than 1,400 people were evacuated by helicopter. A number of those who died had been trapped in cars and swept away by the waters.

More than 94,000 homes are still without power. Also, telephone and water service have yet to be restored in the hardest-hit town of Draguignan.

According to authorities, rescue efforts finished Thursday and resources are now being used primarily to clean up the damage.

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