Torrential rain triggers landslides and flooding in northern Italy sending ...

Torrential rain triggers landslides and flooding in northern Italy sending ...
Torrential rain triggers landslides and flooding in northern Italy sending ...

Torrential rain has triggered landslides and flooding in northern Italy, turning roads into rivers and sending mounds of debris into Lake Como.    

Footage showed brown water gushing down the streets of a village on the lake's southwestern tip after heavy rains through the night and into Tuesday. 

The rainfall caused tributaries to swell dangerously, sending water and mud rushing down the mountains into the lake, QuiComo reported. 

There were landslides along Lake Como's in Valle d'Intelvi, Brienno and Argegno, with reports of others along the eastern shore, and islands of wood and debris formed along the shoreline between Cernobbio and Como.

Several villages were left isolated after the heavy rainfall blocked off roads or caused them to collapse, while damaged cars, some overturned, were seen strewn across streets. 

Lake Como was filled with trees and floating debris on Tuesday after heavy rainfall caused flooding in towns on its shores

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Lake Como was filled with trees and floating debris on Tuesday after heavy rainfall caused flooding in towns on its shores

Torrential rain has triggered landslides and flooding in northern Italy, turning roads into rivers and sending mounds of debris into Lake Como

Torrential rain has triggered landslides and flooding in northern Italy, turning roads into rivers and sending mounds of debris into Lake Como

The rainfall caused tributaries to swell dangerously, sending water and mud rushing down the mountains into the lake, causing landslides

The rainfall caused tributaries to swell dangerously, sending water and mud rushing down the mountains into the lake, causing landslides

People work after a landslide hit a house after heavy rain caused flooding in Laglio, a town on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy

People work after a landslide hit a house after heavy rain caused flooding in Laglio, a town on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy

Torrential rain has triggered landslides and flooding in northern Italy, turning roads into rivers and sending mounds of debris into Lake Como

Torrential rain has triggered landslides and flooding in northern Italy, turning roads into rivers and sending mounds of debris into Lake Como

The rainfall caused tributaries to swell dangerously, sending water rushing down the mountains into the lake and causing widespread damage

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The rainfall caused tributaries to swell dangerously, sending water rushing down the mountains into the lake and causing widespread damage

The water swept cars and bikes away with it

A lucky motorbike owner was seen speeding away from the water

Footage showed brown water gushing down the streets of a village on the lake's southwestern tip after heavy rains through the night and into Tuesday

Villages around northern Italy's Lake Como saw heavy flooding following days of heavy rainfall

Videos showed the torrential downpours

Villages around northern Italy's Lake Como saw heavy flooding following days of heavy rainfall, videos showed the torrential downpours

The situation remained precarious in Blevio on Tuesday and residents in Lezzeno were evacuated as a precaution. 

The Breggia stream, which flows into Lake Como at Cernobbio, was being monitored. There have not yet been reports of any causalities.  

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