Ten people were hospitalized with hypothermia and minor injuries, the Gard Gendarmerie said on its Facebook page.
According to the interior ministry, a total of 1,600 people, majority campers, were evacuated as a precaution in the Gard and the nearby Ardeche and Drome regions.
A total of 1,600 people, a lot of them campers, were rescued across Gard and the nearby Ardeche and Drome regions, according to France's interior ministry.
A British woman who was on holiday in the neighbouring Ardeche region said floodwaters that hit a site near one river were extraordinary.
"The level and speed of the river..."
The missing German was supervising the children at the camp.
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'Driving in our camper van was very frightening as the road by the river was completely under water and waterfalls had appeared from nowhere, crashing down the gorge'. The search for the missing man is due to resume on Friday.
He was the only person unaccounted for after a rescue operation at three campsites in the area, where a heatwave ended abruptly this week in storms that caused flash flooding.
The statement added that 119 children from a campsite in the town of Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas in southern France had been "sheltered" from the floods. We just have what we're wearing, ' Rita Mauersberger, a visitor from Germany who was among the campers taking shelter in a local hall in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, told France Info radio.
More than 400 firefighters and police officers, many from other regions, helped with the evacuations, using helicopters to spot campsites and rescue people.
Flood alerts continue across the southeast region, and 17,000 homes in the southwest and northeast are without power.
Tents have been destroyed and roads overwhelmed with water after nearly three inches of rain fell in under 24 hours, causing rivers to overflow at a rapid rate.