Livorno Flooded!

Flooding in Livorno centre, 6 Feb 2009 Flooding in Livorno centre, 6 Feb 2009 7 February 2009 Livorno was hit by torrential rain yesterday, causing flooding in much of the city. 35 mm of rain fell in the space of half an hour, 75mm in two hours, making 6 February 2009 the wettest day in Livorno for 50 years.

The whole traffic system ground to a halt as the roads turned into torrents of muddy water and people stared in powerless astonishment at the scenes of disruption.

Damage includes the collapse of a wall in Montenero, the flooding of many shops and garages, as well as the archives of the Biblioteca Labronica library in Via Roma. Many roads were also closed, including the main 'Variante' trunk road in some points. The underpasses at Livorno's railway station were completely flooded with water, obliging passengers to cross the lines to get out of the station.
Several rivers are at dangerous levels.
All schools are closed today in Livorno to enable things to get back to normal. Despite forecasts of more rain today, the weather situation is looking much brighter. At least for now (1pm).
To see more photos of the flooding in Livorno, see the Tirreno website

Submitted by vincent on Wed, 11/02/2009 - 18:21

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Flooding in Livorno centre, 6 Feb 2009 Flooding in Livorno centre, 6 Feb 2009 7 February 2009 Livorno was hit by torrential rain yesterday, causing flooding in much of the city. 35 mm of rain fell in the space of half an hour, 75mm in two hours, making 6 February 2009 the wettest day in Livorno for 50 years.

The whole traffic system ground to a halt as the roads turned into torrents of muddy water and people stared in powerless astonishment at the scenes of disruption.

Damage includes the collapse of a wall in Montenero, the flooding of many shops and garages, as well as the archives of the Biblioteca Labronica library in Via Roma. Many roads were also closed, including the main 'Variante' trunk road in some points. The underpasses at Livorno's railway station were completely flooded with water, obliging passengers to cross the lines to get out of the station.
Several rivers are at dangerous levels.
All schools are closed today in Livorno to enable things to get back to normal. Despite forecasts of more rain today, the weather situation is looking much brighter. At least for now (1pm).
To see more photos of the flooding in Livorno, see the Tirreno website

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Submitted by son of uberman on Mon, 16/03/2009 - 17:13

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Flooding in Livorno centre, 6 Feb 2009 Flooding in Livorno centre, 6 Feb 2009 7 February 2009 Livorno was hit by torrential rain yesterday, causing flooding in much of the city. 35 mm of rain fell in the space of half an hour, 75mm in two hours, making 6 February 2009 the wettest day in Livorno for 50 years.

The whole traffic system ground to a halt as the roads turned into torrents of muddy water and people stared in powerless astonishment at the scenes of disruption.

Damage includes the collapse of a wall in Montenero, the flooding of many shops and garages, as well as the archives of the Biblioteca Labronica library in Via Roma. Many roads were also closed, including the main 'Variante' trunk road in some points. The underpasses at Livorno's railway station were completely flooded with water, obliging passengers to cross the lines to get out of the station.
Several rivers are at dangerous levels.
All schools are closed today in Livorno to enable things to get back to normal. Despite forecasts of more rain today, the weather situation is looking much brighter. At least for now (1pm).
To see more photos of the flooding in Livorno, see the Tirreno website

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