Earth Watch Report  –  Landslides

More than 1,000 people have been cut off as landslides block roads in Italy and France [AFP]

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Landslide Italy Liguria Region, Via Aurelia Damage level Details

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Landslide in Italy on Monday, 20 January, 2014 at 03:47 (03:47 AM) UTC.

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Torrential rain in the Liguria region in northern Italy triggered landslides that have forced 200 people from their homes and cut off around 1,000 more in a remote mountain community, Italian media reported on Saturday. Road and rail traffic in the region has been badly hampered and parts of the Via Aurelia, an old Roman road connecting the Italian capital to the French border, have been closed because of multiple landslides. “The situation is really critical,” said Renato Briano, regional representative for the civil protection agency, as the poor weather conditions continued. The region is often affected by bad weather. The main city in Liguria, the port of Genoa, was badly hit by flash floods in November 2011 that claimed six lives and devastated several neighbourhoods.

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Italy and France pounded by heavy rain

The severe weather triggers flooding and landslides.

Last updated: 19 Jan 2014 08:08

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More than 1,000 people have been cut off as landslides block roads in Italy and France [AFP]
Rain has poured over southern Europe over the past few days.The start of 2014 has been unsettled across the region, but over the past week the rain has turned very heavy.A number of roads have been blocked by landslides, floods and avalanches in southeast France and northern Italy.

In the Italian region of Liguria, landslides have forced 200 people from their homes and cut off more than 1,000 more.

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Landslides in Italy Force 200 from Their Homes

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Torrential rain in the Liguria region in northern Italy triggered landslides that have forced 200 people from their homes and cut off around 1,000 more in a remote mountain community, Italian media reported on Saturday.

Road and rail traffic in the region has been badly hampered and parts of the Via Aurelia, an old Roman road connecting the Italian capital to the French border, have been closed because of multiple landslides.

Read More Here

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