Floods in Vésubie, France 03 October 2020. BREIL-SUR-ROYA, France (AP) — The grim job of searching for flood victims in Alpine villages and on the nearby French and Italian coasts has grown even more gruesome: Along with storm casualties, authorities say corpses from cemeteries have also been found around the Mediterranean shore, apparently swept down the mountain by violent rains. In northern Italy’s Piedmont region, overnight rainfall reached levels not recorded since 1958. Eric Ciotti, a member of the French parliament who is from one of the worst affected villages in the area, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, said several villages were cut off as they are located in steep-sided valleys of the mountainous region. Updated 4:58 AM ET, Sun October 4, 2020 Flood waters surged through Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southeastern France, after heavy rains and flooding hit the Alpes-Maritimes region. A spokesman for Italy’s firefighters said a search was ongoing for a missing shepherd who was pulled into flood waters on the Col de Tende. Flooding has devastated mountainous areas in France's southeastern region of Alpes-Maritimes and Italy's northwestern regions of Liguria and Piedmont, after a storm swept through the two countries on Friday and Saturday. Residents try to get back into their homes, in Breil-sur-Roya, near the border with Italy, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Floods in France, Italy swept bodies out of cemeteries The grim job of searching for flood victims in Alpine villages and on nearby French and Italian coasts is now even more gruesome As much as 630mm (24.8in) of rain fell in a 24-hour period, according to the Italian civil protection agency. Andy Gregory. Flooding this week devastated the southern French town of Béziers At least three people have died after floods hit the south of France, France's Interior Ministry confirmed. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi called it the worst flooding disaster in the area for more than a century after flying over the worst-hit area by helicopter. At least 2 people are missing after torrential rains triggered flash flooding in several departments of southern France on Saturday, September 19, 2020. In south-east France, almost a year’s average rainfall fell in less than 12 hours in the mountainous area surrounding the city of Nice. Global Flood Map uses NASA satellite data to show the areas of the world under water and at risk for flooding if ocean levels rise. Deadly floods hit France, Italy; sweep coffins over border Three more bodies have been discovered on the French side of the border with Italy, bringing to 12 the number of people killed in severe mountain flooding that ravaged parts of both countries By SYLVIE CORBET and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press October 5, 2020, 10:14 AM According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), sea levels have been rising about 3 mm per year since 1993 – totaling a 200 mm increase (7.87 inches) in global averaged sea level since 1870. Alpine rescue squads came to the aid of seven people in houses cut off by flooding at Terme di Valdieri. The village of Breil-sur-Roya after the mudslide due to torrential rains, in the south-east of France, October 4, 2020. As many as 92 people have been rescued by helicopters. Beziers was hit hard by storms, many departments are still in Vigilance Orange. A van is about to fall in a ravine after floods in Saint-Martin-Vesubie on October 6, 2020. The situation on the high mountain pass was complicated by the fact that French emergency responders could not access their side of a tunnel due to flood damage, Cari said. 12 June, 2020 by FloodList News in Europe, News. The water level in the River Po jumped by 3 metres (9.84 feet) in just 24 hours. Flooding has devastated mountainous areas in … The spokesman, Luca Cari, said he suspected that the other people reported missing in Italy had lost phone contact, and they were not currently thought to be in imminent danger. Nice’s mayor, Christian Estrosi, expressed his “emotion and sympathy” for the families. France’s national weather agency, Meteo France, said that up to 500 millimeters of rain (19.7 inches) were recorded in some areas, the equivalent of almost one year of average rainfall. News Floods sweep southeast France and northern Italy, several missing. Flooding has devastated mountainous areas in France's … The Météo France forecaster has now lifted the red and orange alerts that were in effect in the area. There was more rainfall than on Oct. 3 2015, when floods caused the death of 20 people in and around the French Riviera city of Cannes, Jérémy Crunchant, the director of civil protection, told France Info. Many people missing in severe floods in Italy and France. Italian firefighters were searching the French side for people whose route may have been blocked. The equivalent of 2 months’ worth of rain fell in just a few hours on 11 June, causing severe flash flooding in Corsica, France. A car was swept away during floods in the Roya river of Breil-sur-Roya, near the border with Italy, Monday, Oct.5, 2020. The storm ravaged several villages around the French city of Nice. Flood waters surged through Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southeastern France, after heavy rains and flooding hit the Alpes-Maritimes region. ... 29 August 2020. "The roads and about 100 houses were swept away or partially destroyed," he told French news channel BFM. Record rain in mountainous region destroys bridges, blocks roads and cuts off communities, Last modified on Sat 3 Oct 2020 12.33 EDT. As night fell, one Italian was still unaccounted for while a further 16 people earlier feared missing, including a group of six German trekkers, had all been found safe.