Lessons on Flood Safety Learned from the Parisian Flood

The recent flooding in Paris came as a shock. However, it serves as a powerful lesson that teaches us how to stay safe when there’s flood.

What would be your reaction if you learned that the Leaning Tower of Pisa had been flooded?

You’re probably not familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa so you the magnitude of it having flooded doesn’t sink in. What if, Rizal Park has been flooded? Will it be a shock for you?

Paris_France_The_Eiffel_TowerThe flooding incident in Paris shocked the whole world. A city as sophisticated as Paris was flooded, and even centers of art were not spared.

As a flood specialist, I’m always on the look for news about flooding incidents in various countries. I do it regularly to be kept abreast of global events that are connected to climate change.

In my search for the latest news about flooding, my attention was drawn to this big story, err, flooding incident, in Paris, France. Let me share a bit about this Paris flooding incident, then let’s see what we can learn from it.
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