Focus on France

Flood-hit town counts the cost

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Aiguillon sur Mer, a holiday town in western France, has been devastated by the combination of a huge storm and high tide. Parts of the area are still flooded while others are slowly beginning to look normal again as schools and banks re-open. People have been working hard to clean up the mess of mud, seaweed and rocks the sea brought in, as they cope with the material and psychological damage.