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article imageSicilian city of Catania hit by torrential rains and flooding

By Anne Sewell     Feb 22, 2013 in World
Catania - Catania in Sicily, Italy has been inundated by torrential rains on Friday, flooding the streets and causing traffic chaos.
Digital Journal reported on Friday that Athens in Greece has been hit by very heavy rains and flooding. It seems that Athens is not alone, as Catania in Sicily, Italy has also been affected.
It seems that violent thunderstorms and torrential rains are hitting right across southern Europe, with Spain also experiencing heavy downpours.
However, in Italy, Catania was turned into a raging river when strong waters washed away parked cars, motorcycles, chairs and tables. Apparently around 50 liters per square meter fell in only half an hour.
Hundreds of firefighters have gone to the rescue, but so far only one person has been injured. However, firefighters and rescuers are reportedly searching for a man who was carried away by the flood waters.
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