Italian emergency services responded to more than 100 requests for help in just 24 hours as heavy rain led to flooding and breakdowns in Genoa and surrounding areas, the fire service reported on November 23.
This video, published on November 24, shows the extent of the flooding caused by the swollen Bormida river, shot from the air as fire crews assisted in the search for a missing person.
Later clips, the Italian fire service said, show conditions on the ground as authorities monitored dams and bridges impacted by high water levels on the “Tanaro, Stura, Ellero, and Belbo rivers.”
A red alert was in place for Genoa and parts of the Liguria region, Euronews reported, as rivers broke their banks due to the rainfall. Public buildings were closed and outdoor events cancelled for the day. Rail services were suspended.
A landslide was reported in Beuca, Genoa Cogoleto. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful