NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
26th January, 1910 : The rains which have been falling unrelentingly on Paris for several days now have brought devastating floods to parts of the city. Thousands have been forced to leave their homes and seven soldiers drowned while trying to rescue stricken families. Communications throughout the city are badly hit with few trains running on either side the railway or Metro. The River Seine was today reported to be running at more than three times its normal 7-foot level. He authorities fear that, if the river rises much more, the Louvre’s Sculptures Gallery could be inundated with flood water. If this does happen the Venus de Milo and the other priceless art treasures on display in the gallery could be damaged beyond repair.