|Floods in Italy near the Cinque Terre||| Print ||
|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.