Italy experiences catastrophic floods that cost lives and leave thousands homeless


In late October 2020, devastating floods caused by heavy rainfall in the Italian regions of Lazio, Abruzzo, and Molise have caused destruction and loss of life. Floodwaters have caused extensive property damage, leaving thousands homeless, and have claimed the lives of at least 11 people, with more missing.

The floods, which have been described as the worst in the region in decades, have been caused by abnormally heavy rainfall in the region. The Italian government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas, and the Italian Air Force has been deployed to assist in the relief effort.

The Italian government has also allocated €10 million in aid to assist in the relief effort, and has called for international assistance. The European Union has released €3 million in emergency aid, and individual countries, such as Germany and France, have also contributed to the relief effort.

The Italian Red Cross has also set up emergency relief centers in the affected areas, providing shelter and basic necessities to those affected by the floods.