Calabria region hit by violent storms and floods

Calabria region hit by violent storms and floods

Streets in Calabria after the floods

Violent storms caused powerful flash floods in coastal areas of the southern region of Calabria on Wednesday. In Rossano, roads and homes were flooded and the waters swept away cars and dumped them piled up together on the seafront. Five hundred residents and tourists were evacuated and are being temporarily housed in sporting complexes, where civil protection agents are setting up field kitchens.

Police also rescued 40 people, including many children, who were trapped in a hotel there. Streets were also flooded in the province of Catanzaro, where sewers overflowed and firefighters had to rescue several motorists trapped in their cars. 
 
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