Southern Italy hit by storms and floods

Southern Italy hit by storms and floods

Benevento area in the Campania region

Southern Italy has been hit by rainstorms, flooding basements and roads and uprooted trees in and around the Puglia city of Taranto. Near Capua in Caserta province in Campania, roads and farmland flooded when the Volturno river overflowed its banks in several places.
    
In Benevento, in southern Campania, the sun was back out on Friday, allowing city workers to assess damage from violent storms Thursday. Damage in and around the Benevento area was severe and caused two deaths. Dozens of volunteers came out Friday to help civil protection workers shovel away mud and detritus left behind on roads. Four dewatering pumps and two earth movers were also on hand from the Italian Army. 
 
Overnight in Palermo, heavy rains caused intermittent blackouts which left some residents trapped in elevators and drivers trapped in their cars due to flooding.

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