More Flooding in Italy

I feel badly for the Italians as many areas have recently been hit with severe weather and flooding. Here is a video showing the rising waters of the River Tiber in Rome. More and more it seems that this time of year Italy is prone to severe rains resulting in massive damage.

Tuscany has had severe flooding and several people have died as a result. Three of these people died when their car fell off a collapsed bridge. The district of Massa Carrara sustained 10 million euros worth of damage and there are hundreds of people without electricity and have been forced to evacuate their homes.

Marble quarries in Carrara

I spent three days in Carrara last spring and went to the beach in Marina di Carrara. I can only imagine what it looks like now.

Many low lying areas of Umbria have also been hit as well as most of Venice, when the city experienced up to five feet of water this past weekend. Much of that water has receded now in Venice thankfully. It has been raining in central Italy for three consecutive days now.

6 Responses

  1. Debra Kolkka

    Our river in Bagni di Lucca is now a raging torrent. I have seen some footage taken from near my apartment. I haven’t heard of any damage so far.

  2. Scott Erb

    Thanks for your posts on this – it’s the last thing the Italians need now. I hope this is a freak weather event and not a global warming consequence that’s only going to get worse!

    • margieinitaly

      I know. I feel badly for them. Last year it was the Cinque Terre that suffered so much devastation due to flooding and mudslides. The infrastructure is not so great in Italy and when these weather events occur it really takes a toll.

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