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    France's West Coast Could Be Hit By Flooding, Huge Waves – Weather Agency

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    Some areas on the west coast of France could be hit by potential flooding and massive waves, the national weather agency Meteo France said on Monday issuing an orange alert, the second highest on the agency’s scale.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — It warned those who lived near the coast to protect their property and stay away from the sea.

    "In the context of high tides, … the rise of the sea level and strong waves carry a risk of submersion of low or vulnerable areas of the Atlantic coastline," the agency said.

    According to the agency, strong wind and waves are due to depression circulating past the British Isles.

    There are seven districts on alert, including Chante-Maritime, Finistere, Gironde, Landes, Loire-Atlantique, Pyrenees-Atlantiques and Vendee.

    The flooding could take place early on Tuesday, according to the weather agency.

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