Rob Lowe and His Family Rescued From French Floods

Taryn Ryder
Yahoo CelebrityJune 25, 2014
Rob Lowe, Sheryl, and John (Getty Images)
Rob Lowe, Sheryl, and John (Getty Images)

Talk about an unpleasant way to start your Wednesday.

While on vacation, Rob Lowe and his family had to be rescued from their house in Grasse, France, after heavy rain and severe flooding hit the southeastern region of the country.

The 50-year-old Parks and Recreation actor and his son, John, both shared photos of the scary incident as racing waters reached dangerous levels. According to local reports, the area received the equivalent of three months rainfall in just four hours early Wednesday.

"This is is right outside the house. Was twice as high at the worst, just before sunrise," Rob captioned the below photo.

In a since deleted photo, Lowe thanked their rescue team: "My wife being rescued this am (morning) in the horrific flooding in Grasse France. Glad we are safe. Grateful to first responders."

John, 19 also posted a video that showed just how frightening the situation was.

"That's the first floor of our house submerged. Scariest hour or so of my life, also sorry for the explicit language. #theboyssurviveaflood," he wrote alongside footage showing a fast-moving river of water so powerful it knocked over a tree. He also tweeted:

Before the floods, it seemed as if the Lowe clan was having a grand time on their European trip. They traveled around London and Spain before ending up in France.

On Tuesday, John posted a photo of himself having some fun in the sun in Grasse. "Seriously though, this is getting ridiculous #thankful," he captioned this shot.

Glad everyone is safe.