Oct 6, 2010

Flash floods in Genova

Genoa and the surrounding region of Liguria were battered by heavy rains and strong winds Monday which caused numerous rivers to flood. Some 30cm of rain fell in just two hours in the morning hours alone, causing havoc for traffic in the city and extensive damage.

Many people were rescued by water rescue teams from Genova Fire Brigade. Despite the adverse conditions helicopters are being used to reach towns which have been cut off by floods and mudslides.