Update: Flooding and Strikes Disrupt Travel in France

Flooding continues to cause problems in France today. The Louvre and the The Musee d'Orsay will remain closed until tomorrow because of the high water. The museums are moving artwork away from any possible water damage, reports Reuters.

The Seine rose to 20 feet on Friday. This is the highest water level since 1982, according to BBC.com. The floods have caused upheaval, with multiple people killed and thousands evacuated, reports Reuters. The news outlet also reports that the French government will disburse emergency funds to those affected by the floods.

The flooding has also impacted part of the rail network and has set a shadow over the Euro 2016, which is set to begin on Friday, reports BBC.com. Labor strikes have also affected train and plane service to France, NBC News reports. This may mean difficult travel for the estimated 2.5 million soccer fans set to attend Euro 2016.


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The U.S. State Department has placed a travel alert on European travel through August 31, 2016. The State Department explains that Euro 2016 and other large-scale sporting events in Europe create potential targets for terrorists.

Keep following Travel Agent Central for continued coverage of the floods and strikes in France. 

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