Six killed in French floods

Flood waters rose to the first floor of some homes

Waters rose as high as the first-floor windows of some houses in the villages of Conques-sur-Orbiel and Villardonnel, two of the worst hit areas.

Water levels are expected to rise again on Monday, with rain forecast until late in the morning.

Six helicopters were scrambled to help rescue people from the roofs of their homes, but bad weather was making operations hard, the prefect of Aude, Alain Thirion, told BFM TV. At least one resident had been asleep when they were swept away.

More than 250 firefighters and six helicopters have been deployed to the region as part of the rescue operation to save stranded residents.

The French weather service, Meteo France, issued a warning of flood risk for all surrounding departments for 24 hours.

Authorities said four deaths were clustered around the town of Villegailhenc in the Aude region, where a powerful, roiling surge of muddy water and debris ripped out a bridge.

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Seven helicopters were scrambled to rescue people from the roofs of their homes, and rough weather was making operations hard, the prefect of Aude, Alain Thirion, said.

Another person was killed when their house collapsed.

In Villegailhenc, witness Ines Siguet said the waters rose so quickly that people were stranded on the roofs of their homes and were helicoptered to safety. We're going to have to use aircraft to evacuate them because we can not reach them by boat gave the force of the water. "It's too risky", he said.

Roads were cut off and cars overturned after several months' worth of rain fell on the area overnight Sunday into Monday, causing rivers to flood.

A spell of torrential rain resulted, with Carcassonne recording 70mm of rain in just three hours.

The year so far is France's hottest since 1900, according to the state meteorological service.

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