A 100-year flood is something that we live in fear of every year. Although one did not occur in France in 2016, June still saw major flooding that resulted in the death of 4 people and 1 billion euros of damage. This event was deemed the country’s most costly natural disaster since Storm Xynthia in 2010.
In terms of flood protection, there is no clearly established system, especially in Paris.
Yet the economic risks are enormous, and everyone agrees that the water level rises of June 2016 were a sign of more flooding to come in the Paris region.
The authorities are in discussions regarding their crisis management plans, but no concrete protective measures have been implemented to date.