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Seine River bursts its banks in Paris after days of non-stop rain

Exceptionally heavy rains have caused power outages and forced about 400 evacuations from homes in the suburbs along the Seine.

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The banks of the Seine River cover a park in Paris on Jan. 29, 2018.

Floodwaters have reached a peak in Paris and are now threatening towns downstream along the rain-engorged Seine River.

Weeks of heavy rains have swollen the Seine and tributaries, forcing road closures, engulfing scenic embankments and halting river boat cruises through the French capital.

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Image: A home is submerged in floodwater from the Seine river

A home is submerged in floodwater from the Seine in Villennes-sur-Seine, west of Paris, on Jan. 29.

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Image: A cafe is partly submerged by the Seine's swollen waters

A partly submerged cafe in Paris on Jan. 28.

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Image: The Seine passes through the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris

The Seine passes through the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris on Jan. 28.

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Image: A street lamp and a tree are seen on the flooded banks of the River Seine in Paris

The flooded banks of the Seine River in Paris leave trees and street lamps partially submerged after days of almost non-stop rain caused flooding in the country, on Jan. 27.

The Seine and Marne rivers overflowed their banks, prompting authorities to close several roads and cancel boat cruises as water levels rose nearly 11 feet above the normal level.

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Image: A ticket booth for sightseeing boats is partly submerged by the River Seine in Paris

A ticket booth for sightseeing boats is partly submerged by the Seine in Paris on Jan. 27.

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Image: Two men fish on the flooded banks of the River Seine in Paris

Two men fish on the flooded banks of the Seine in Paris on Jan. 27.

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People use a dinghy boat to reach a barge on the Seine in Paris on Jan. 27.

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A flooded street lamp is partially submerged next to the Seine on Jan. 27.

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Image: Men take pictures of a street lamp on the flooded banks of the River Seine in Paris

Men take pictures of a street lamp in the flooded banks of the Seine on Jan. 26.

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Pedestrians and a metro train cross over the Seine on the Bir-Hakeim bridge in Paris on Jan. 26.

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 A man crosses a makeshift ramp over the Seine in Paris on Jan. 26.

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Residents use a small boat to leave a barge moored on the swollen Seine in Paris on Jan. 26.

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Image: Paris police divers patrol flooded street in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges

Paris police divers use a small boat to patrol a flooded street in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges on Jan. 26.

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Image: Dog is seen at the entrance of a house in the flooded residential area of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges

A dog sits at the entrance of a house in the flooded residential area of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges on Jan. 26.

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Image: Residents on a small boat leave home in a flooded street of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges

Residents in a small boat leave home in a flooded street of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges on Jan. 26.

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A resident cleans debris from a flooded street in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges on Jan. 25.

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A car sits covered by water in a flooded street in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges on Jan. 25.

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A man walks on a makeshift bridge along a submerged street in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges on Jan. 25.

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A sign indicates where the L'Ile des Cignes' restaurant (Swan island) can be found in the middle of a flooded street in Esbly on Jan. 25.

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A resident walks in a flooded street of Esbly, east of Paris, where the Grand Morin river flooded, on Jan. 25.

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A woman walks her dog along the flooded banks of the Seine in Paris on Jan. 25.

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Floodwaters cover a road in front of the Eiffel Tower on Jan. 24.

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Local residents row down a flooded street in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges on Jan. 24.

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Residents use a dinghy to access a houseboat in Paris on Jan. 24.

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Image: A view shows the flooded banks of the Seine River and the Eiffel Tower after days of rainy weather in Paris

The flooded banks of the Seine reflect the Eiffel Tower at night after days of rainy weather, on Jan. 23.

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