The extreme November rains

Italy has been getting drenched. Venice is underwater. Florence is soaked and the city’s 2 rivers show the extent. These pictures were all taken this afternoon.

UPDATE: 20 November: https://www.theflorentine.net/news/2019/11/flooding-tuscany-florence/?fbclid=IwAR2hELiei0_Sk_5ukX7cDlNuaAqT_qiViMwFDFZfe5Z2546RgxhqpuDYNEg

First, the torrente Mugnone, which is the little river that runs in front of my apartment.  Most of the time it resembles a creek more than a river. But not now!  It is higher and running faster than I have ever seen it.

 

 

 

And then there is the Arno!  It is very full and moving swiftly. Standing on the Santa Trinita Bridge today, it felt eerie: it makes you think of the 1966 flood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE on 18 November:

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