Genoa flooded again

This is what happens when governments – local and national – fail to act. Three years after one of the most disastrous floods it has known, the Italian city of Genoa and manyof the surrounding smaller towns, are covered in mud. There were, fortunately, few fatalities but enormous damages to private and public property. After torrential rains, the city’s streams and rivers overflowed in an uncontrollable fashion, the result of years of “cementification” by builders and failure to constrcut conduits and improve sewers.

The night of October 9/10

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