Monday, October 05, 2020

7 Bodies Found along France-Italy Border As Storm Alex Ravages Region

Storm Alex Ravages Region

 Major search and rescue operations continue along the French-Italian border after torrential flooding ravaged the mountainous areas near Nice.
Seven bodies have been discovered as fears mount of more missing and dead.

At least 1,000 emergency services personnel, four military helicopters and a number of troops were dispatched to search for people in the mountainous region after Storm Alex struck on Friday.

The flash flooding swept away houses and roads, left some 10,500 homes without power and stranded dozens of people in high mountain passes who needed to be rescued via helicopter in a major cross-border operation by French and Italian emergency services.

To make matters worse, there are fears that far more people may be dead or missing than official figures might indicate, as mobile phone services are down in the region, hampering rescue efforts.

 A total of nine people have been found dead after flash flooding hit the area on Friday, with almost a year's average rainfall hitting the region in less than 12 hours...

 Meanwhile, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, self-isolating after contact with a Covid-19 positive person, tweeted her support for all of those affected by Storm Alex in France and Italy, adding that both nations had the full support of the EU.



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