Floods ravaging southern France leaves scenes of devastation, destroys famed soccer stadium

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A picture taken on October 7, 2014 in Grabels near Montpellier shows a car in an upright position after heavy showers overnight led to flash floods. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. (SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 shows a flooded street near the banks of the Lez river in the southern French city of Montpellier in the department of Herault. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. (SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 shows a flooded street near the banks of the Lez river in the southern French city of Montpellier in the department of Herault. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ce qu'il reste de la salle de presse à la #Mosson.. #inondations #montpellier http://t.co/2jTVkoVgeY
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 shows the flooded Mosson stadium in Montpellier, after heavy showers led to flash floods. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Mosson and Lez rivers burst their banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. (SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pour vous donner une idée de la hauteur de l'eau cette nuit à la #Mosson.. #inondations #montpellier http://t.co/i0TXIe9V1w
Vidéo #InondationsMosson ▶ Laurent #Nicollin devant les médias à #Grammont - http://t.co/0g9FGGwWDQ via @Dailymotion
#inondations La #Mosson dévastée par plus de 3m d'eau cette nuit. État catastrophique #Montpellier http://t.co/sDVbptgq0s
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 shows the flooded Mosson stadium in Montpellier, after heavy showers led to flash floods. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Mosson and Lez rivers burst their banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO / SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 shows the flooded Mosson stadium in Montpellier, after heavy showers led to flash floods. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Mosson and Lez rivers burst their banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO / SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 shows the flooded Mosson stadium in Montpellier, after heavy showers led to flash floods. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Mosson and Lez rivers burst their banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO / SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 in Grabels near Montpellier shows pilled up cars in a street after heavy showers overnight led to flash floods. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 in Grabels near Montpellier shows a gendarme looking at pilled up cars following overnight flash floods due to heavy showers. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 in Grabels near Montpellier shows a man walking by damaged cars after heavy showers overnight led to flash floods. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 in Grabels near Montpellier shows an overturned car following the overnight flash floods due to heavy showers. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 in Grabels near Montpellier shows a car in an upright position following the overnight flash floods due to heavy showers. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 in Grabels near Montpellier shows an overturned cars following the overnight flash floods due to heavy showers. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 in Grabels near Montpellier shows an overturned car following the overnight flash floods due to heavy showers. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 7, 2014 in Grabels near Montpellier shows a damaged street following the overnight flash floods due to heavy showers. Floodwater streamed down roads and highways, engulfing cars as the Lez river burst its banks in the seaside capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region after it was lashed by record-breaking downpours. AFP PHOTO SYLVAIN THOMAS (Photo credit should read SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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By RYAN GORMAN

Flooding in southern France has devastated the city of Montpellier and left its celebrated soccer team without a home.

Hundreds of people fled to higher ground as the city flooded Monday for the second time in a week due to heavy rain. Similar floods also occurred last month.

Cars were left piled on top of each other or even dangling in trees, roads were washed out and water reached the fifth row of seats in Montpellier HSC's Stade de la Mosson, according to RFI.

Pictures posted to Twitter by the team show water lines topping over doorways in the flood-ravaged stadium's corridors and a muddy soccer pitch littered with equipment.

The team was forced to cancel a 40th anniversary celebration in the stadium and is now trying to decide between playing home games at a nearby rugby stadium or elsewhere for the foreseeable future, club officials said.

More than a foot of rain fell on the small city only days after a storm dumped 10 inches, according to reports.

No injuries were reported in the flooding, but The Local estimated emergency services were called overnight more than 1,200 times.

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