Weather tracker: Deadly floods batter Italy’s Adriatic coast

(The Guardian, 19 Sep 2022) Ten people confirmed dead with three missing; Typhoon Nanmadol forces millions to flee homes in Japan.

European countries around the Adriatic Sea were experiencing extreme flooding towards the end of last week.

The Italian region of Marche was particularly badly affected after a thunderstorm on Thursday afternoon strengthened into the night. Some areas faced more than 400mm of rain, with much of the deluge falling in a couple of hours.

Ten people have been confirmed dead in the aftermath of the floods and three others are missing. Satellite images showed the extent of the disaster with flood water flowing into the sea, turning the normally pristine turquoise Adriatic coast brown.

Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina were among the other countries to experience thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday, which caused floods and landslides.

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The Guardian, 19 Sep 2022: Weather tracker: Deadly floods batter Italy’s Adriatic coast