Spring Floods Around The Globe as presented by: Sacramento Bee

Spring floodwaters are wreaking havoc in many locations around the world this month. The most disasterous flooding came on Wednesday in France when flash floods hit the back hills of the French Riviera and turned streets into rivers of surging, muddy water. The death toll from the flooding has risen to 25. In Myanmar and Bangladesh, floods and landslides triggered by incessant monsoon rains have killed more than 100 people, officials said Thursday. In the United States, flooding in Texas, Nebraska and Wyoming has caused massive damage to farms and homes. A man takes pictures of piled up cars in Draguignan, southern France, Wednesday June 16, 2010. Regional authorities in southeastern France say more than a dozen people have been killed and many are missing in the aftermath of flash floods that followed powerful rainstorms. Unusually heavy rains recently in the Var region have transformed streets into muddy rivers that swept up trees, cars and other objects. A railroad bridge is down over the Elkhorn River near Norfolk, Neb., Wednesday, June 16, 2010. The swollen Elkhorn River crested two inches short of a levee protecting Norfolk, preventing further disaster as emergency workers Wednesday continued their search for a man who fell into the raging river after the bridge collapsed outside of town a day earlier. Buses from Rockin' "R" River Rides lie on their sides, Wednesday June 9, 2010 wrapped around trees along the banks of the Guadalupe River in the Gruene Historic District in New Braunfels, Texas. The Gaudalupe River in the area is a popular water recreation destination known for inner tube float trips.

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