Italy Experiences Record-Breaking Rainfall in 12 Hours

A record-breaking rainfall has battered Northwestern Italy which caused flooding and mudslides on Monday, October 4, but no casualties have been reported so far. 

Italy set an all-time European record on Tuesday, October 5, as 30 inches of rain made its downfall in just 12 hours in Genoa province, located in the southern part of Milan. 

Savona was hit the hardest, a town located on the Lingurian Sea coast. However, towns within the region suffered a blast of floods and landslides, while some riverbanks had overflown. 

Corriere della Sera’s online site reported that a bridge collapsed in Quiliano, while LaPresse news said that a COVID vaccine site in Camporosso was closed down as a safety measure. 

Schools, markets, parks, cemeteries, and sport centers have also been shut down in Liguria’s most crowded city, Genoa. 

Rainfall decreased at midday, but forecasts reported more downpours on late Monday, and a red alert was announced until dawn of Tuesday. 


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