Flash Floods Inundate Genoa, 1 Reported Dead

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ROME — Flash floods have inundated the port city of Genoa, with two rivers bursting their banks and sending a torrent of water and mud down some streets. One person was confirmed dead in the overnight storm.

Residents were left without electricity, schools were closed Friday and Italian news reports said a train had derailed due to the conditions.

News reports said police divers recovered a body near where the Bisagno river overflowed. The water dumped more than a meter (three feet) of gray mud in parts of city and surrounding areas and sent parked cars tumbling into one another.

The Italian Red Cross said two rivers had overflowed and that some neighborhoods were cut off from rescuers. The Italian civil protection department warned more rain was on the way.