The flood waters submerged the first floor of the family's home, an Instagram post by Rob's son, Johnny Lowe. The image has since been deleted.
That's the first floor of our house submerged. Scariest hour or so of my life, also sorry for the... http://t.co/ie45VpsKVI— Johnowen Lowe (@Johnny_L0we) June 25, 2014
The family did share a couple other photos of the scary situation.
Thank you to the fireman that saved us from this nightmare. Happy for us all to be safe, thoughts to others. pic.twitter.com/NWOdtMsAmj— Johnowen Lowe (@Johnny_L0we) June 25, 2014
"This is is right outside the house. Was twice as high at the worst, just before sunrise," the caption on Rob's photo said.
"Water rising like that can be terrifying," a local official told People magazine. "There's only one rescue station in Grasse, and this storm required assistance from several other regional units. We were called out on a lot of emergency rescues yesterday."