In pictures: Electric storms and floods hit France

France has been hit by storms more akin to the tropics in recent days that has seen much of the country placed on alert. The south west of the country in the Pyrénées region has been particularly badly hit with the famous Catholic shrine of Lourdes almost submerged under the flood waters. Paris too has also been hit by fierce electric storms in the past three days. Send us yours pics to [email protected]

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