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Italy avalanche: At least one dead and several missing after horror Belluno avalanche #avalanche #Belluno #Italy

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An AVALANCHE in Italy has killed at least one person and several people are believed missing.

One person was rescued after an avalanche on Tofana di Rozes in Belluno, Italy reported from the local news outlet via Leggo. The avalanche occurred this morning in the Tofana di Rozes area above the Giussani refuge, in Cortina in the Veneto region. A 23-year-old man from Belluno in Italy died.

The man’s 27-year-old brother who was with him was saved.

The accident is being examined by the carabinieri of the Cortina mountain station.

Rescuers from the Alpine Rescue of the Guardia di Finanza intervened promptly.

They are currently putting in place all the necessary maneuvers for a full rescue.

Rescue attempts have been hampered by another avalanche from the Punta Penia area.

This area is part of the Marmolada glacier.

At the moment there are no reports of other fatalities in that area.

An alarm has been raised in local ski resorts.

Courtesy of express.co.uk

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Austrian Alps: Six dead as two avalanches hit two separate areas #avalanches #Austria

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Six people have died after avalanches hit two separate areas of the Austrian Alps on Sunday, according to local authorities.

In the central Dachstein area, a location popular with hikers, five people were killed after an avalanche hit a snowshoeing group at 9.30am local time.

A second incident in the south-western Grosslockner area killed a police officer just a few hours later.

All five of the victims from the earliest incident are believed to be from the Czech Republic, and were said to already be dead by the time rescuers managed to reach them.

They had been hiking at an altitude of around 2,800m (9,180ft) when they were hit, Austria’s ORF broadcaster reported.

Meanwhile, the police officer, a 33-year-old from the country’s Carinthia region, had been undergoing Alpine training when he was caught up in the avalanche

The country’s interior minister Karl Nehammer later said the officer had “suffered such serious injuries that he died at the scene of the accident.”

Courtesy of Sky News

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4 Dead as #Storms and #Flooding Hit #Italy and #Greece

Severe Flood Warning

Greece
Parts of Greece have seen torrential rain, strong winds and stormy seas since 24 November, 2019. Two people died after strong winds and stormy seas capsized a moored boat in Antirio.

Heavy rain caused flash flooding and landslides in Kineta, west of the capital Athens. The Fire Department say they received 47 calls for the Kineta area including 27 rescues. Parts of the surrounding road network were blocked.

Further north, around 6 buildings were damaged after flooding in Katerini in Pieria. The Fire Department also attended flood incidents in areas around ​​Ierissos, Halkidiki and Thassos.

Flooding was also reported on some of the country’s islands, in particular Rhodes on 25 November. One person was found dead in a flooded building, 6 people were rescued and 7 others evacuated. The Fire Department received 190 calls for assistance, mainly for the areas in the north of the island including Ialyssos, Kremasti and the city of Rhodes. Greek Civil Protection have since declared a state of emergency for the island.

Italy
In Italy, part of a motorway viaduct near Savona in Liguria Region was washed away by a landslide and flood waters. The rain has caused numerous other landslides across the region, prompting around 100 evacuations.

In Piedmont Region, one person died after a vehicle was swept away by flood waters from the overflowing Bormida River in Sezzadio Municipality, Alessandria Province. Two others survived. Around 200 people were evacuated after flooding in the province, with around 160 others were left isolated.

In the Lombardy Region, the River Ticino burst its banks causing flooding in the of Pavia, prompting flood rescues.

Heavy snowfall and avalanches have also caused major problems in the north of the country. Around 500 people were evacuated in the Aosta Valley Region.

Meanwhile Venice has suffered yet further flooding from high tides, known as acqua alta. Peak tide level reached 1.3 metres on 24 November, prompting authorities to close some buildings. The city has been regularly flooded by high tides since mid-November.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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