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Flash Flood Submerges Southern French Villages, Fields

Floodwaters cover a road in Aigues-Vives, France, on Sept. 14.

Floodwaters cover a road in Aigues-Vives, France, on Sept. 14.

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Paris (AP) -- Emergency workers rescued or evacuated hundreds of people in southern France as flash flooding abruptly turned roads and fields into rivers and lakes.

No casualties have been reported, but new heavy rainfall threatened the area Wednesday. Local authorities said the rains caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure across towns and villages between Nimes and Montpellier.