1000 people evacuated in town near Pisa due to swollen river
Rains cause stream to flood another town31 January, 17:29
Meanwhile Pisa Prefect Francesco Tagliente warned that flooding in nearby Ponsacco "is objectively very serious" after a surveillance trip of the area in a helicopter.
The official said the Era stream had eroded about a 20 metre stretch of embankment.
"The water is constantly leaving its riverbed, flooding the town centre," Tagliente said.
"Fire fighters are working with amphibious vehicles," Tagliente added.
Dozens of families in the area have been forced from their homes.