Thirteen dead in Italy's devastating floods; over 10,000 displaced and 20,000 left without power

Thousands have been driven from their homes and crops destroyed in an area known as the country's orchard.

Published on May 19, 2023 03:39 PM IST 9 Photos

Thirteen people have died and over 10,000 have been evacuated from their homes after heavy rains caused devastating floods across Italy's northern Emilia Romagna region. (Bloomberg)

Emilia Romagna is one of Italy's richest regions in Italy and had been hit by heavy rain only two weeks ago, causing floods which left two dead.(Bloomberg)

A flooded basement is pictured on May 19, 2023 in Faenza, after floodwaters hit the Emilia-Romagna region. Thousands have been driven from their homes and crops destroyed in an area known as the country's orchard.(AFP)

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Formula 1 has canceled the Grand Prix scheduled to take place in Imola, northern Italy, this weekend after the region was hit by torrential rains and flooding that led to several deaths.(Bloomberg)

All the rivers in the region had broken their banks between Tuesday and Wednesday, and 24 local authorities had reported flooding. Rescue workers had worked through the night to save children, the elderly and the disabled from the rising waters.(Bloomberg)

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