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US News Storm Alex: 21 people reported missing by Italy rescued in the Alpes-Maritimes

02:40  04 october  2020
02:40  04 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

Covid-19. In Marseille, several hundred demonstrators protest against health measures

 Covid-19. In Marseille, several hundred demonstrators protest against health measures © ERIC GAILLARD / REUTERS People wearing masks in the Old Port in Marseille, September 17, 2020 (photo illustration). The pill definitely does not pass in Marseille. This Friday, several hundred people took to the streets to protest against the closure of bars and restaurants.

Another 11 people are said to be missing in the country's north-west after heavy rains hit overnight. In the Piedmont region, several villages were The Alpes - Maritimes department was placed on red alert on Friday, but the alert level has now been downgraded to orange as the storm moves towards Italy .

Flooding caused by Storm Alex has damaged houses, bridges and roads overnight in the mountainous region while some villages have been cut off, Nice authorities French President Emmanuel Macron said he is thinking of the victims and their loved ones as he expressed his gratitude for rescue workers.


Video: Several people missing after severe bad weather in Italy (Le Figaro)


A person is still missing 'call in Italy

Les dégâts causés par les intempéries à Vintimille (Italie) © Federico SCOPPA / AFP Damage caused by bad weather in Ventimiglia (Italy) WEATHER - One person is still missing in Italy

Twenty-one of the 22 people declared missing by Italy after the passage of the storm Alex the north-west of the country were found near the Col de Tende, in France, and were being evacuated by helicopter, announced this Saturday evening the Italian Civil Protection. The missing "were found in Vievola and began to be evacuated by helicopter" to the town of Limone, said Mara Anastasia, spokesperson for Civil Protection. Among them are two Germans and their Italian grandchildren, she added.

Bad weather. One dead and eleven missing in Italy, submerged Venice

 Bad weather. One dead and eleven missing in Italy, submerged Venice © AFPMIGUEL MEDINA Curious people observing the phenomenon of acqua alta, this Saturday morning, at the foot of Saint Mark's Basilica, in Venice. Floods left at least one dead and at least eleven missing overnight from Friday to Saturday in northern Italy, relief said. The heart of Venice should be overwhelmed during the day. The bad weather also hit Lombardy, Veneto and Liguria, a region bordering the south-east of France where at least eight people were missing on Saturday morning.

One person died and authorities listed some 20 as missing Saturday after heavy storms lashed southern France and northern Italy with hundreds of aid workers deployed to Authorities in the southern Alpes - Maritimes region had been placed on alert Friday and around 12,000 people in three

Rescuers are searching for people reported missing in deadly floods which hit border regions of northern Italy Around 850 emergency workers have been deployed to help in rescue and recovery efforts. Traffic conditions were difficult in the Rhone- Alpes region, near Lyon. At one point, the A7

The toll of bad weather in Italy is now one missing, a man whose car fell into a stream, and two dead: a 53-year-old firefighter who died in intervention in the Aosta Valley, and a 36-year-old man whose vehicle had fallen into the Sesia River in Piedmont.

"Castaway of the road"

The authorities had announced earlier in the day that 22 people were missing in the border area, at the passage of the Tende pass blocked by scree, floods and landslides.

In France, an emergency spokesperson confirmed that “road survivors” had been stranded on Friday between two landslides near the Tende tunnel. They were able to be sheltered in an old train station in Vievola. "The helicopter device has now made it possible to evacuate a large part of these people, around forty, from this very landlocked part," he said.

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Regional authorities said 11 people were missing in the Piedmont region, where several villages An autumn storm baptised Alex buffeted Brittany overnight, with wind gusts reaching 186 km/h (115 Authorities in the southern Alpes - Maritimes region had been placed on alert Friday and around 12

Some 850 firefighters were on Saturday deployed in France's southeastern département of Alpes - Maritimes as nine people remain unaccounted France has been battered by heavy rain since Storm Alex made landfall on Thursday afternoon. Brittany, in the north-west, and the Cote d'Azur, in

Unheard of for seventy years

According to the president of the Piedmont region, bordering the south-east of France, these bad weather have been the most serious since 1994 when the Po and Tarano floods killed 70 people. From Ventimiglia to Biella, the abundant rains that fell from Friday afternoon on this hilly region caused flooding, landslides, landslides and caused significant material damage, damaging buildings and infrastructure, especially bridges. .

In Piedmont, many villages, with streets and houses devastated by water, are cut off from the world, without water or electricity, according to the authorities of the region, who evoke an "extremely critical" situation.

In Ventimiglia (Liguria), where Roya left his bed, the mayor Gaetano Scullino estimated "that a disaster of this kind has not happened since 1958". The floods devastated the western part of the city, causing millions of euros in damage, according to local authorities. “We have lost all the machines and orders for pasta, from Italy and France. When I entered, the cold rooms were floating, ”said Ramon Bruno, owner of a pasta factory, with the Ansa agency.

Floods towards Nice: nearly 1,000 firefighters mobilized, eight people still missing

 Floods towards Nice: nearly 1,000 firefighters mobilized, eight people still missing Video: Several people missing after severe bad weather in Italy (Le Figaro) Your browser does not support this video © Copyright 2020, L'Obs The relief effort to come to the aid of populations stricken by exceptional floods in the hinterland of Nice is "major and priority" in the Roya valley, on the border with Italy, the prefect said on Sunday. Alpes-Maritimes Bernard Gonzalez.

Firefighters are searching for nine people reported missing in flash floods near the city of Nice. Traffic conditions were difficult in the Rhone- Alpes region, near Lyon. At one point, the A7 expressway was closed to heavy goods vehicles, leaving many trucks stranded.

At least eight people were missing in France after a storm passed through the southeastern part of the country, causing strong floods around the city of Nice, authorities said on The department of Alpes - Maritimes , on the border with Italy , was on red alert on Friday as the storm was approaching.

In France, Prime Minister Jean Castex expressed this Saturday of his "serious concern about the final assessment" of severe bad weather in the Alpes-Maritimes , where eight people are reported missing after the passage of the storm Alex, and where we have no news of "very many people".

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More than 11 million viewers for Macron's intervention from Saint-Martin-Vésubie .
The Head of State, who spoke Wednesday evening from one of the villages in the Alpes-Maritimes devastated by the passage of the storm Alex , was followed Wednesday evening by more than 11 million viewers. © Daniel Cole / AP / SIPA The interview with President Emmanuel Macron in the 8:00 p.m. newspapers of TF1 and France 2 on Wednesday, live from Saint-Martin-Vésubie, one of the villages in the Alpes-Maritimes affected by the inclement weather, was followed by 11.1 million viewers, according to

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