Persistent rains, violent storm wreak havoc on Milan residents

People try to walk through a flooded street after the flooding of the Seveso river hit in the northern area of Milan and in the Isola district of the city, Italy on October 31, 2023. ( Michele Luigi Edoardo Novaga – Anadolu Agency )

Milan found itself grappling with the aftermath of heavy rainfall as multiple districts were inundated due to adverse weather conditions on Tuesday.

A persistent downpour throughout the night coupled with an early morning storm led to the Seveso River overflowing and provoking a blackout.

One of the iconic locations affected by the deluge was the Garibaldi train station, a crucial transportation hub in the metropolis.

Some underpasses were also submerged, prompting the Milan Municipality to take precautionary measures by temporarily closing certain streets. Milan’s councilor for security and civil protection Marco Granelli said they had not seen such flooding since 2014.

Firefighters had to rescue a woman and her two children after she got trapped in her car because of a tree that was blown over by the winds at Mediglia, near Milan, according to the ANSA news agency.

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