Sunday, September 10, 2017

Heavy Rain, Floods Lash Italy; at Least 5 Dead in Tuscany

Heavy Rain, Floods Lash Italy
Torrential rain in Italy has triggered flooding that killed at least five people in the Tuscan port town of Leghorn.

Italian state television said four of the victims were family members whose bodies were found in their flooded basement on Sunday.

Some Italian media reports put the death toll at six in Leghorn, also known in Italy as Livorno.

Mayor Filippo Nogarin said he couldn't immediately confirm the number, but added that casualties could increase because several people were missing, AP reported.

Nogarin says "a crazy amount of rain" pummeled Leghorn and "the city is literally devastated."

Train service was interrupted in parts of the Tuscan coastal area.

In Rome, which until recently suffered through 3 1/2 months of drought, the downpour made streets resemble fast-moving streams and several subway stations were closed.

1 comment:

  1. At least six people died as a consequence of violent storms that on Sunday continued to ravage central and northeastern Italy, the firefighting service reported.

    The area most affected, where all six deaths occurred, was the northern port city of Livorno and the nearby town Montenero, on the Tuscan coast, where the storm arrived after hitting Liguria, a region in the north that was on red alert.


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