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Video Shows Cruiser Fleet Carried Away Amid Severe Flooding in France

5th February 2021
Cruisers are dragged en masse from their moorings in the raging floodwaters Cruisers are dragged en masse from their moorings in the raging floodwaters Credit: Lindsey Lillian/Facebook

Dramatic footage has emerged of what’s purported to be a Le Boat cruiser fleet as its carried away in swollen rover waters amid severe flooding in southwestern France.

A video compilation posted on social media shows how at least one vessel was lost as it capsized after hitting a bridge, while another was apparently destroyed at a weir.

Severe flooding was reported throughout the wider region of Lot-et-Garrone after the country was hit by Storm Justine earlier this week and experienced days of torrential rain.

As Euronews reports, the town of Meilhan-sur-Garrone was almost entirely submerged as the Garrone, a major river in the region, burst its banks.

Published in Cruising, Weather
MacDara Conroy

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