Heavy rains in Italy and Spain

Heavy rains in Italy and Spain Natural Disasters

The southern regions of Italy and Spain are covered by heavy rains. After several deaths in the last month Italians tend to think that the country is a magnet for heavy rains.

Recent flood occurred in the afternoon of 24 November 2011. As a result of a massive landslide in the municipality of soapwort in the region of Sicily killed 4 people. In the neighboring region of Calabria floodwaters and landslides disrupted transport trains and destroyed a number of railway bridges. At last count, 21 people were killed in floods in Italy.

Flash floods may still occur in the southern regions of Italy over the weekend. In Spain some regions are at risk of flooding. These include the area of Alicante, Valencia and Catalonia.

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