Heavy rains have severely damaged the infrastructure in parts of France and northern Italy.
Two people are reported dead and at least 25 missing after the strong storm brought ferocious winds and torrential rains leading to drastic floods.
Some of the houses have been swept away and rivers have overflowed their banks, critically damaging many villages near the city of Nice.
Teams of aid workers have set off to aid rescue initiatives in the cut-off villages. The city of Venice has been protected from the high water with a recently installed flood barrier system.