Floodwater Rushes Down Stairways and Streets as Storm Hits French Riviera

Rainwater streamed down stairs and flooded onto residential streets in Toulon, France, early on Wednesday, August 17.

Footage recorded by Michael Zoltobroda shows flooding from reported overnight storms.

Local media reported that areas throughout the Var, a region in the South of France, were affected by lightning, storms, and even hail overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Impressive lightning strikes were captured on a Toulon city webcam overnight, the report added. Flashes of lightning can also be seen in Zoltobroda’s footage. Credit: Michael Zoltobroda/Var Matin via Storyful

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