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Flood kills at least seven, sweeps cars into a pile in Genoa, Italy

We posted images from this flood in PhotoBlog yesterday, but I wanted you to see today's pictures of the aftermath. 

Matteo Corner / AP

Cars, some overturned, that were swept into a pile by Friday's torrential rains are seen on a street in Genoa, Italy Saturday, Nov. 5. Italy's Premier Silvio Berlusconi says improper construction in flood plains was partly to blame for devastating floods that have killed at least six people in the port city of Genoa. Torrential rains lashing Genoa and Italy's western coast on Friday triggered flash floods that broke the banks of at least two rivers.

Reuters reports

As two rivers broke their banks, authorities urged residents to move to the upper floors of buildings and warned that the worst could still come with rains forecast at least through Saturday.

"Oh God, it's a disaster, it's a disaster!" wailed one woman whose video of recycling bins, motorcycles and cars being swept along city streets was shown on RAI state television. "Oh God, it's a person," she said, zeroing in on an apparent corpse floating in the cappuccino-colored rivers of mud. Read more...

Luca Zennaro / EPA

A woman stands near cars swept away a day after severe floodings in Genoa, Italy, Nov. 5. At least seven people were killed in severe flooding in the north-western Italian city of Genoa, local media reported. Some residents had to climb onto the roofs of their houses. Rescue services asked people to keep away from flooded areas and avoid driving. Continuing heavy rains were hampering rescue efforts. Many schools remained closed across the region, while 1,000 people were evacuated from the town of Vernazzo, whose harbour, popular with tourists, was destroyed last week by storms and heavy flooding.

Heavy flooding causes major damage in Genoa, Italy.