Tag Archive: italy

Nov 16 2012

Disastrous Floods This Week in Italy (Footage)

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   The Liguria and Tuscany regions in the north and centre of Italy have been worst hit by the floods, with houses torn apart and cars thrown on top of each other after swollen rivers spewed torrents of muddy water through villages. One village resident said he had initially got onto his roof when the …

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Nov 12 2012

A Few Good Reads (11/12/12): Flooding in Venice and the Recovery from Sandy Continues

This week: Flooding in Venice, pictures of the recovery from Sandy, New Jersey’s aging infrastructure, engineers’ warnings to the region in 2009, protecting NY City before next time, the “Salter Sink,” and the benefits of healthy rivers. Venice Floods: Lagoon City Under Water (Sky News) Heavy rain and strong winds have led to 70% of …

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Dec 02 2011

Mudflow Flooding in Sicily Footage

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Torrential rain battered eastern Sicily on Wednesday [Nov 23], where mudslides have killed at least three people and muddy torrents have swept away cars and washed out bridges, authorities said. (ajc)   As you can see in the videos, the mudflow from the landslides and flooding is pretty destructive. Homes are still being built where …

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Nov 11 2011

Footage of Heavy Flooding in Italy

What happened in Tuscany and Liguria, he said, “should not have happened, but it did because we have built in places where we should not have built. Now it is too late, and we are paying the consequences.” – Fausto Guzzetti, National Research Council of Italy (NY Times) While people of Thailand, and especially Bangkok, …

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