Louvre Moving Art in |Face of Historic Flooding

     (AP) – The Louvre museum in Paris will be closed Friday to allow staff to remove artworks from rooms threatened by rising water from the Seine River.
     The museum said the art will be moved upstairs. Its most famous painting, Leonardo da Vince’s “Mona Lisa,” is staying put on an upper floor.
     Paris police, meanwhile, say their flood warning has been upgraded to “orange” level for areas in Paris near the Seine, which has overflowed its banks in many places.
     The warning is the second-highest level and means floods might have “a significant impact” on buildings and people.
     Floods have inundated parts of France, Germany and Belgium this week, killing six people and trapping thousands in homes or cars as rivers burst their banks from Paris to Germany’s southern state of Bavaria.

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