Floods in Calabria, Italy

As mentioned in our update report on the floods in Sardinia, other area of Italy have also been experiencing sever weather. One of the worst hit areas has been Calabria, in particularly around Catanzaro, Crotone and Vibo Valentia.

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Floods in the streets of Calabria, Italy. Photo: twitter.com/Ladymistakes1

The area saw between 100mm and 200mm of rain fall in just 24 hours up until yesterday. The result was flash flooding in several areas, as well as rivers overflowing. Roads were blocked with flood water and debris, and homes and streets inundated. Germaneto and Catanzaro were amongst the worst hit areas in the region.

Rainfall Amounts

Pagliarelle – 206mm
Albi – 201mm
Cotronei – 194mm

Although the storm and heavy rainfall that struck Calabria bears similarities to the disaster that recently hit Sardinia in the last few days, killing at least 17 people, no casualties have been reported in Calabria so far.

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Cars submerged after flooding in Calabria, Italy. Photo: twitter.com/caterinag2

Video report:

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Source: Meteo Giornale