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Floods in Italy near the Cinque Terre | Print |  E-mail
Written by Larry Aiello   
Saturday, 29 October 2011 16:25
Italy was hit with some flash-flooding earlier this week as over 20 inches of rain poured down in a 24-hour time frame.  Hit hard were the regions of Tuscany and Liguria, a region on the northwest coast of the Italian riviera near Genoa (its capital) and the Cinque Terre, a series of 5 absolutely gorgeous towns with stunning ocean views.  Monterosso, one of the 5 towns was very hard-hit.

"Monterosso does not exist anymore," Mayor Angelo Betta


According to the RAI televison network last evening about 6 million Italians are in the affected regions, and that part of Italy has been declared a national disaster area.  Damages are estimated so far at 70 million Euros, or close to 100 million US Dollars.  The storms have been blamed on approximately 9 deaths, and more are still missing.

The mayor continues:  “We have lost electricty, gas, telephone lines and we have people missing. Everything is flooded. We need help quickly. It is just a sea of mud everywhere.”

Look at this amazing video below!  Our thoughts and prayers go out to these people, hopefully they can pick up the pieces and recover.

 

 

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0 #2 April 2011-11-01 15:27
Aww man, that just breaks my heart. I watched the video and it was just awful.. :cry:
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0 #1 Addicted2Italy 2011-10-30 12:49
The Italian red cross put up a site to help the victims of this recent flooding, here is the link: cri.it/.../EN
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