Catastrophic Storms across Italy cause devastating damage and loss of life

The Savio River in Cesena, central Italy, which burst its banks. Photograph: AP

Luke 21:25 ““And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves

Important Takeaways:

  • Devastating floods in Italy claim lives and leave thousands homeless
  • Twenty-one rivers burst their banks after heavy storms across country cause landslides and submerge villages
  • The worst-affected area has been Emilia-Romagna and parts of the central Marche region
  • Eight people have died and thousands have been evacuated from their homes after heavy storms wreaked havoc in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, causing severe flooding and landslides.
  • “It’s probably the worst night in the history of Romagna,” Michele de Pascale, the mayor of Ravenna, told Rai radio.
  • Before the latest floods, Emilia-Romagna and other areas of northern Italy were blighted by a drought that dried out land, reducing its capacity to absorb water.

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