Floods in Milan as storms pound north Italy

Red alert in Genoa and Savona

(ANSA) - Milan, October 21 - Large areas of Milan were flooded on Monday as a wave of violent storms pounded northern Italy. The Seveso river is in danger of bursting its banks, especially in the Isola district and in the areas of Viale Zara and Piazzale Istria.
    Fire fighters and police were working hard to respond to many emergencies, including several linked to flooded underpasses. Liguria is badly hit too, with the cities of Genoa and Savona put on red alert due to the extreme weather.
    Some 20,000 lighting bolts have struck the area since midnight and there is a danger of landslides.


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