Shops and homes devastated by floods in Italy’s Ventimiglia [Video]



1. Wide shot people clearing up in front of a supermarket with damage estimated at 60,000 euros by the owner2. Mid shot muddy road in front of a flooded supermarket3. Pan left inhabitants clearing the ground4. Mid shot person next to a disaster-stricken house

5. SOUNDBITE 1 – Alessio Rizzu, shopkeeper at the Ventimiglia market (male, French, 10 sec): “Look, it’s quite a disaster, I have a lot of goods to throw away and for the whole market it’s the same. It’s a disaster.”

“Regarde, c’est tout un désastre, j’ai plein de marchandises à jeter et pour tout le marché c’est pareil. C’est un désastre.”

6. Cutaway: Close-up floor being cleaned

7. Wide shot shopkeepers cleaning up their shops

8. SOUNDBITE 2 – Davide Voarino, manager of a jewellery shop in Ventimiglia (male, Italian, 18 sec): “We’ve had the river flooded a few times, but something like this I’ve never seen, ever. Only old people can remember something like that, something that happened sixty years ago, but not even like that.”

9. Cutaway: Wide shot from the banks of the Roya River, which overflowed on Friday 2 October 2020

10. Wide shot volunteers cleaning up the city of Ventimiglia

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newseriesFrance, Italy step up rescue efforts after floods By Chloe Fabre with Vincenzo Pinto in Garessio, Italy


ATTENTION – ADDS second French death ///Saint-Martin-Vesubie, France, Oct 4, 2020 (AFP) – French and Italian rescue services stepped up search efforts on Sunday after floods cut off several villages in the mountainous border regions, causing widespread damage and killing four people.Eight people remained unaccounted for on the French side of the border after storms, torrential rain and flash floods battered the area, washing away roads and houses, cutting off entire villages and

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Abergwyngregyn homes hit by floods for second time

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Flooding has hit homes at Abergwyngregyn for a second time

Homes have been flooded for a second time after a river burst its banks following heavy rain.

James Brown said his mother’s home and his neighbouring flat were flooded at Abergwyngregyn in Gwynedd on Sunday morning.

He said the properties were still being repaired after flooding in August.

Natural Resources Wales has issued two flood warnings in Ceredigion covering the River Rheidol in Aberystwyth and River Aeron at Aberaeron.

Several flood alerts are also in place across Wales.

A Met Office amber warning for heavy rain was lifted on Sunday at 12:00 BST after covering large parts of Wales since Saturday morning.

Mr Brown said he could only drive through the area with a tractor.

“It’s a raging torrent,” he said.

“The river has broken over a bank in the field. It’s the second time it has flooded the house and flat.”

In August, firefighters had to help six people to safety after flooding at Abergwyngregyn, which lies between Llanfairfechan and Bangor.

The nearby Aber Falls distillery was also flooded when the River Aber burst its banks.

Heavy rain has also brought flooding and travel disruption to other parts of the UK.

Highways officials from Traffic Wales said heavy rain was causing “difficult driving conditions” on the roads across its network.

BBC Wales meteorologist Derek Brockway said a wind gust of 50mph

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