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Streets in Paris have been flooded by a two-hour-long storm that has brought 54 millimetres of rain, same amount, which normally falls during 27 days.

British public broadcaster BBC reports that according to weather services, 49.2mm fell in one hour, the French capital’s heaviest July deluge on record and in the morning of Monday, July 10, flooding closed 20 metro stations.

Parts of Switzerland were hit by violent winds and hail storms that also caused flooding at the weekend.

The Paris fire brigade recorded 1,700 emergency calls and responded to 87 incidents as the flooding brought back memories from June 2016, when staff at the Louvre and Orsay museums moved priceless artworks to safety as the river levels on the Seine reached their highest for over 30 years.

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