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France's Going Through Its Most Severe Drought Ever, PM Says

The fountains of Concorde plaza are empty in Paris, France, as Europe is under an extreme heat wave on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Paris' regional authorities warned residents to be vigilant Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
The fountains of Concorde plaza are empty in Paris, France, as Europe is under an extreme heat wave on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Paris' regional authorities warned residents to be vigilant Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Paris (AP) -- French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne warned that France is facing its “most severe drought” ever recorded and announced the activation of a government crisis unit.

Borne said in a written statement on Friday that many areas in France are going through a “historic situation” as the country endures its third heatwave this summer.