Ecology Minister Delphine Batho toured the area Thursday and Friday after the rains that caused the flooding subsided, Radio France Internationale said. She visited a factory that was under nearly 2 feet of water after the Agly River spilled over its banks.
One woman was found dead when she ignored warning signs and attempted to ford a small road that had been covered in water outside Perpignan, France. She was found drowned in her car a few hundred yards downstream, officials said.
In all, about 750 people were evacuated.