Thirty-six people are so far estimated to have lost their lives in the Italian floods.?
GV Flooded street
CU & SV..people watching
CU PAN..of water running down street
SV Men place sandbags on bank
GTV Men stack sandbags
TRAVEL SHOT..on car through floods
GV PAN..of flooded street
GV Lorry pulls away from sandbagged area
CU PAN..up to water rushing down hill
GV Water and bridge
LV TILT DOWN..to water rushing under bridge
GV Flooded street
SV Man pushing away another man from flooded street
BV Woman carrying belongings from houses
SV Van passes with household belongings
ANGLE SHOT..People getting belongings from house
BV People push cart
LV Water lapping on doorsteps of houses
LV Water rushing along in street
TWO INTERIOR SHOTS..of flooded rooms
LV Men carrying belongings from house
SV GBP CU..People carry away belongings
LV People walk in flooded street
SV Men push boat past whirlpool
SV Men push out boat from house
CU Men fill sandbags
LV People carry sand bags
GV Floods and houses
CU Sign 'Lodi' PAN to flooded area
CU Cattle, one falls in water
SV Sign 'Diversion'
GV Of flooded area, houses in BG.
SV Swans in water
GV People on sidewalk, and floods
GV Of flooded area
SV Sign 'Fiume Ticino' PAN to flooded area
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PROD NO 6026 ALSO SHOWS EXTENSIVE FLOOD DAMAGE.
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Background: Thirty-six people are so far estimated to have lost their lives in the Italian floods. In the Lombardy plain, the Po river is rising at the rate of two inches an hour. Lodi, sited between the rivers Adda and Lambro, is completely cut off, and villagers have taken to living in the upper floors of their houses.
At least nine lives were lost during a deluge in the coastal area near Tarquini, north of Rome, Sept 19. Thousands of acres of the surrounding countryside are buried under nine feet of mud and debris.
Damage caused by torrential rain of extreme force in the Tarquinia area, will require months of work to repair ...when the rain eventually stops. Some 10 miles of road surface has been damaged or buried, and bridges over the rivers Marta and Aarone were destroyed.
A mass of rock sliding down the mountainside above the village of Schilpario, near Lake Como, threatens the safety of the 1,900 inhabitants.
The Brenner Pass between Italy and Austria was blocked by a landslide Sept 19, according to reports from Bolzano, centre of one of the worst affected areas.