NewsMilan under water. Homes and streets flooded

Milan under water. Homes and streets flooded

Flood in Italy/ illustrative photos
Flood in Italy/ illustrative photos
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3:03 PM EDT, October 31, 2023

A severe storm hit northern Italy on Monday night into Tuesday. The heavy rains led to the Seveso River overflowing its banks. Consequently, many regions in Italy have been impacted.

The violent storm and downpour swept over northern Italy on Monday night through Tuesday. The heavy rainfall, storms, and gusty winds resulted in localized floods and significant damage. Dozens of roads were closed. The worst-impacted regions included Lombardy, Tuscany, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and Liguria.

The heavy rains in the Milan area caused the Seveso River to overflow, flooding certain streets in the city including access roads and underpasses. The storm was also accompanied by very high winds.

Water levels in Lake Como also exceeded its banks. In several locations, efforts were taken to protect towns from flooding.

Damage was also reported in the Sondrio, Valtellina, and Valchiavenna area.

Local flooding was observed in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, where heavy rain fell and the wind felled numerous trees.

In Veneto, including Belluno and Treviso, the fire department and other services responded multiple times for mudslides and hurricane-like winds.

Heavy rains similarly affected the areas of the cities of Lucca and Massa Carrara in Tuscany. Extensive damage was reported.

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