NewEnergyNews: Rising Waters Close The Louvre, Musée d'Orsay

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    Friday, June 03, 2016

    Rising Waters Close The Louvre, Musée d'Orsay

    Paris shuts Louvre museum to protect priceless artworks as flood waters rise; Two of the world’s greatest art museums take emergency action to protect their collections as the level of the River Seine rises to a threatening level

    John Litchfield and Adam Withnall, June 3, 2016 (UK Independent)

    “Officials have closed Paris's Louvre museum so its priceless artworks can be moved to safety amid the threat of flooding from the nearby River Seine…The Musée d'Orsay, on the opposte bank of the river, also closed early…[The Louvre will remain closed] to allow staff to evacuate tens of thousands of ‘reserve’ paintings and sculptures in its underground store rooms…Fears had been growing all day of serious flooding in Paris…As scores of towns to the east and south of Paris suffered their worst flooding for decades, the river Seine rose above its ‘preliminary’ alert level of 5 metres on Thursday…The Seine quays were awash. A popular island near the Eiffel Tower was submerged…[A] motorway slip-road in eastern Paris was inundated and closed, and services on a suburban railway line which hugs the left bank of the Seine, RER C, were suspended…” click here for more

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