Storm Alex: Homes and bridges swept away by raving floods in Europe

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    Storm Alex in France

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    Storm Alex has actually triggered considerable damage in France and Italy (Picture: Backgrid)

    At least 2 individuals have actually passed away with approximately 20 reported missing out on as Storm Alex ravaged parts of France and Italy.

    Hundreds of rescue operations are in progress following torrential rainstorms throughout the continent.

    Fringes of the storm have actually impacted the UK, triggering constant heavy rains, especially in the south of the nation.

    French Prime Minister Jean Castex cautioned the circumstance is so bad ‘there are very many people of whom we have no news.’

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    While Bernard Gonzalez, prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes area, tried to assure the general public: ‘Just because their loved ones haven’t had the ability to contact us doesn’t imply that they have actually been taken by the storm.’

    In France, Nice and its surrounding locations were the hardest struck overnight as 500mm (20ins) of rain fell in 12 hours, according to Meteo France.

    In north-western Italy, an area of an essential bridge over the Sesia river in Piedmont’s Vercelli province collapsed quickly after it had actually been resumed on Saturday afternoon. The flooding is referred to as ‘historic’.

    People in St Mark's Square, Venice, standing in raised floodwater. A woman holds hands with a child, whose legs are entirely submerged

    Heavy rains in St Mark’s Square, Venice hasn’t stopped individuals sightseeing (Picture: Backgrid)

    Picture shows a sign post in France with a road in the background, destroyed by Storm Alex

    Storm Alex has actually impacted parts of south-east France and north-west Italy (Picture: Backgrid)

    Landslides and flooding caused by Storm Alex

    The rains is stated to be ‘historic’ for the area (Picture: Backgrid)

    The 2 deaths in the nation have actually been reported as a 53-year-old firemen in the Aosta Valley who passed away throughout a rescue operation, and a 36-year-old male whose vehicle was swept into a river in the Piedmont area.

    His bro had actually remained in the vehicle with him however handled to get out.

    Photos likewise reveal high waters in Venice, with leading tourist attraction St Mark’s Square setting up raised pathways to assist travelers get about.

    After suffering violent floods in August, the city was gotten ready for raised waters, and the system has actually been considered completely functional.

    Meanwhile, considerable rains has actually triggered floods and travel hold-ups in southern England.

    According to the Met Office, parts of Somerset and Hampshire saw a month’s worth of rains in 42 hours.

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