Italy: Seemingly a Magnet for Flooding Rain
By By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist
November 27, 2011, 11:04:55 AM EST
Following several deadly incidents in the past month, residents of Italy may be thinking that the nation has become a magnet for flooding rainfall.
The most recent flooding event occurred late Tuesday when torrential rain triggered a massive mudslide in the community of Saponara.
The Associated Press reports that three people died, including a 10-year-old boy.
In the neighboring Italian region of Calabria, heavy rain forced officials to suspend railway service earlier this week after some routes became inundated with flood waters and landslide debris. The torrential rain also washed away railway bridges.
The three lives lost on Tuesday bring the death toll from severe flooding across Italy in the past month to nearly 20.
Flooding claimed the lives of at least six people in Genoa, a northwestern Italian city, in early November and at least nine people in Tuscany and the "Cinque Terre" tourist area of Liguria.
It is not out of the question that Italy suffers another severe flash flooding incident through Friday with locally drenching showers and a few thunderstorms in the forecast for the nation's east-central coast and southern regions.
The flood threat will end this weekend as a dome of high pressure settles across Italy, returning widespread dry weather.
The same high is currently preventing southwestern Europe from welcoming much-needed drought relief.
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