Rob Lowe Narrowly Escapes French Flood

Posted Thursday June 26, 2014 12:33 PM GMT

He’s been enjoying some quality time with his family at their vacation house in Grasse, France, but things took a turn toward tragedy for Rob Lowe when torrential storms caused flash flooding.

The 50-year-old “Sex Tape” star posted photos to his Instagram account of the whole ordeal, along with the caption, "This is right outside the house. Was twice as high at the worst, just before sunrise.”

Lowe’s son Johnny also shared via social media- "That's the first floor of our house submerged. Scariest hour or so of my life.”

And a rescue official told press, "This was the biggest storm of the year. Water rising like that can be terrifying. There's only one rescue station in Grasse, and this storm required assistance from several other regional units. We were called out on a lot of emergency rescues yesterday."

Later, Rob uploaded a photo of his lovely lady Sheryl Berkhoff hugging a fireman- "My wife being rescued this am in the horrific flooding in Grasse France. Glad we are safe. Grateful to first responders."

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