Severe weather is plaguing the south of France. The Bouches-du-Rhône department, including the port city of Marseille, was the highest code for emergency weather on Monday: red. Video footage from local media shows how the water flows through streets after heavy rains. As a precaution, residents from a neighbourhood on the Huveaune River had been evacuated.
The mayor of Marseille has called on residents to stay home as much as possible. He asked the French Prime Minister to declare the city as a disaster area in order to ease compensation for damage.
Schools closed and parents were asked to pick up their children. Residents were advised to stay away from the coast. In some other southern regions and part of the island of Corsica, the weather is also bad, expected until late Monday night.