Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lourdes closed, 200 evacuated after flash floods

Agence France-Presse

TOULOUSE — French authorities Tuesday shut the grotto at Lourdes and evacuated about 200 people following flash floods at the Roman Catholic pilgrimage site.

The preventive measure came a day after heavy rain and unseasonal snowfall in the area led to rivers flowing well above their normal levels, even cutting off some roads.

“The Sanctuaries are closed,” the local prefecture of the Haute-Garonne area said in a statement.

There are 22 places of worship at Lourdes.

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