Homeowner Surveys Damage Amid Severe Flooding in Southwest France

A homeowner near Monheurt in the Lot-et-Garonne region of France surveyed the damage to their home amid severe flooding in the area on February 4.

The southwest French department of Lot-et-Garonne remained under a red alert on February 4, as heavy rain caused the Garonne river to burst its banks.

The worst-affected area locally was Marmande, with the Garonne reaching a height of 10.2 meters on the night of February 3-4, Sud Ouest said. This was close to a record of 10.56 meters set in 1981.

Video shared by the Facebook page Un Jour Garonne shows a flooded home. In further video posted to the page, a person films as they use a canoe to move around the submerged roads and their property.

A number of other departments in the Nouvelle Aquitaine were under orange flood alerts. Credit: Un Jour Garonne via Storyful