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Heavy rains in France cause death and destruction

Severe flooding in France has resulted in the deaths or injuries to a number of people in cars and trains and has caused havoc to farmers and home owners in many areas. Travel and Leisure reports that “The weather may also affect the wine industry in France for months to come. Already, the Weather Channel reported, these severe storms have destroyed 8 million bottles worth of grapes that would have been made into champagne. The Weather Channel added that 17,544 acres of vines were impacted in the Bordeaux region while 4,500 acres were affected in Champagne.” You can read the article here.