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Message of Sympathy to President Gaston Doumergue About the Flood Disaster in Southern France.

March 11, 1930

[Released March 11, 1930. Dated March 10, 1930]

I AM shocked and grieved to learn of the terrible flood disaster in southern France which has caused such grievous loss of life. The people of the United States tender their sincere sentiments of sympathy and condolence in this great misfortune which has brought such sorrow to France.

Note: A series of floods swept southern and central France, between March 4 and March 10, 1930, leaving 172 dead and an estimated 10,000 homeless. By March 19, further flooding raised the death toll to 221.

Herbert Hoover, Message of Sympathy to President Gaston Doumergue About the Flood Disaster in Southern France. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/211629

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