Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Italy: Several dead due to bad weather


Floods and mudslides in central and northern Italia left five people dead and eight missing, announced Wednesday, October 26 authorities. Liguria and Tuscany were hit Tuesday night by violent storms, which have collapsed bridges and at least one home, cut off access to water and electricity, disrupted rail and blocked roads .
''We lack everything here from food, water, electricity, 'said Angelo Betta, Mayor of Monterosso, city of the tourist region of Cinque Terre on the Ligurian coast. 'People go home from the terrace, everything is flooded. Monterosso is gone. ' Emergency services say have difficulty in achieving the most flooded areas and in some coastal cities, the inhabitants were evacuated by sea The army has been put on alert.
The storm progressed Wednesday to Rome, where the authorities ensure that the situation is under control. Heavy rains are expected in the south end of the week.

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