Paris Flood water was flowing through the streets of Paris on Friday as water level in Seine River reached 19 ft above normal, officials said. Across the city, museums, parks and cemeteries were being closed as the city braced for possible evacuations. In Paris, emergency barriers have been put up along the Seine, which burst its banks in places. Rail operator SNCF has closed a line that runs alongside the Seine in central Paris. About 25,000 people are without power in Paris and central France. In Nemours, 3,000 people have been evacuated from the town centre. The town's Loing river, a tributary of the Seine, now has levels not seen since the devastating floods of 1910. Six weeks' worth of rain has fallen in three days in the Loiret department, submerging roads and forcing drivers to abandon their cars. President Francois Hollande is set to declare a state of natural disaster in the worst-hit areas. Let us understand how the flood has affected the people of Paris
People take pictures of rising waters on the Seine river in Paris, France Friday June 3, 2016. Both the Louvre and Orsay museums were closed as the Seine, which officials said was at its highest level in nearly 35 years, was expected to peak sometime later Friday.
People look at the flooding Seine river in front of the Musee d' Orsay in Paris, France Friday June 3, 2016.
The interior ministry says 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes across France in operations involving thousands of firefighters, military personnel and other officials.
General view from a helicopter of the river Seine which has been overflowing its banks in Paris. Seine River has been climbing steadily following days of heavy rainfall
Overflowed homes in the area of the town of Nemours south of Paris.