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Serious flooding hits Genoa bringing city to its knees

Genoa has been hit by severe flooding.
Genoa has been hit by severe flooding. Image by Peter Collins / CC BY-SA 2.0

The northern Italian port city of Genoa has been hit by serious flooding over the past few days, resulting in millions of euros of damage and one death. There will be an investigation into the the official response to the flooding, because despite the fact that similar floods occurred in 2011, no alarm was raised and no preventative action was taken this time around. Read more: ansa.it