Italy – 10 Rescued From Floods Near Malpensa Airport

Firefighters rescued people from vehicles submerged in flooded roads around Malpensa Airport, northern Italy, 16 September 2021.

Floods near Malpensa Airport Milan Italy 16 September 2021 – Vigil del Fuoco

A storm during the evening of 16 September brought heavy rainfall to parts of central and northern Italy. Malpensa Airport, located in the Province of Varese in the Lombardy Region, recorded as much as 87 mm in under 2 hours according to local media.

The airport closed for around 2 hours during the storm. Roads, underpasses and some buildings at the airport flooded. Some flooding was also reported in Milan, mostly in the south of the city.

The Italian Fire Service Vigili del Fuoco was called to the airport at 19:00. Teams using inflatable boats rescued at least 10 people from vehicles trapped in the flooded underpasses adjacent to the airport. Several vehicles were left almost completely submerged and firefighters carried out checks to ensure all vehicles were empty. At least 20 people were evacuated after the cargo area of ​​the airport flooded. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

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