At least two people were killed and two reported missing in the heavy rains that hit Italy in recent days, reports The Local.
In particular, near Genoa in Northern Italy killed 73-year-old fisherman. In the neighbouring Piedmont region rescuers on Saturday found the body of 70-year-old man. Two elderly men missing in Sicily.
Despite the fact that the rains have stopped in most parts of the country, the government left the current highest, red, danger level in Calabria in the South and in parts of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna in the North of the country.
On Sunday, authorities continued working to restore destroyed elements of the territories. While in affected regions the amount of damage not estimated. According to some, it may exceed one billion euros, reports TG La7.
In the regions most affected by the disaster, several hundred people were evacuated from their homes because of the threat of flooding. Due to the overflowing rivers blocked some of the tracks, collapsed bridges. In addition, closed schools and businesses in Piedmont and Liguria.
Experts warn about the existence of a high hydrological risk to be affected by heavy rains territories of Italy. As notes TASS, earlier the government was going to allocate 5 billion euros to clean riverbeds in order to reduce the risk of devastating consequences of heavy rains.
Environmentalists argue that the heavy rains in Italy are a consequence of global climate change.