NewsCovering Your World


France, Italy search for missing victims after deadly floods

Italy Europe Weather
Posted at 10:36 AM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 10:36:33-04

PARIS, France — Rescuers in France and Italy are searching for victims and providing residents emergency assistance after devastating floods hit a mountainous region on both sides of the border, killing at least four people.

In Italy, authorities recovered two corpses Sunday in northern Liguria that they feared may have been washed away as a result of the storms that killed two other people on Saturday.

French authorities deployed about 1,000 firefighters, four military helicopters and troops to search for at least eight people still missing.

Floods washed away houses and destroyed roads and bridges surrounding the French city of Nice after almost a year's average rainfall fell in less than 12 hours. Over 100 homes were destroyed or severely damaged.