A massive rainstorm that swept through the South of France Wednesday resulted in several evacuations - including a vacationing Rob Lowe and his family. 

According to reports, the storm dumped almost three months worth of precipitation in only a matter of hours, raising waters to dangerous levels and forcing first responders into action. 

On Instagram, Rob Lowe's son Johnny posted dramatic video of a raging creek-turned-river that submerged the first floor of their vacation home. 

For the below photo, Lowe wrote: "This is is right outside the house. Was twice as high at the worst, just before sunrise."

Lowe, 50, also praised first responders in a now-deleted photo of his wife hugging a firefighter. 

"My wife being rescued this am (morning) in the horrific flooding in Grasse France. Glad we are safe. Grateful to first responders."

Added Johnny:

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