Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Paris Flood of 1910

In late January, 1910, the Seine flooded Paris. It never breached the city's flood walls; instead it reached beyond them by pushing up through the sewers. This was a slow-motion event, with the water rising gradually for more then a week, and then taking nearly a month to drain away entirely. Property damage was great but not a single person was killed. More here.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

Reminds me a bit of the Venetian acqua alta, although coming through the Parisian sewers I imagine it must have smelle much worse.