AT least four people have died and one child remains missing in the latest floods to hit the south of France.
The accidents happened in the Lozère and Gard departments - which had not been placed on orange alert by Météo France.
The forecaster had instead issued a warning for just four departments: the Vaucluse, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Alpes-Maritimes.
A woman and two children were found dead in the family car in Cruviers-Lascours, near Nîmes (Gard) shortly after midnight on Saturday morning.
The father managed to escape from the car, which had been crossing a bridge when the river levels rose and swept it away.
In the Lozère, a man died on Friday evening when his car was carried away by flood water from a river that had burst its banks.
Another man was found dead in Peyremale, in the Gard, on Saturday night inside his car. He too had been driving over a flooded bridge.
A 60-year-old man died in the Hautes-Alpes in a fall while trying to unblock a drain.
The orange weather alert was lifted on Saturday night.