Rome expected to escape severe flooding

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Rome expected to escape severe flooding

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After severe flooding in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, there is better news for Rome, which is forecast to not be as badly affected by the time rain reaches it on Tuesday night.

Three of the four people who have died in the deluge lost their lives after their car fell off a collapsed bridge in Tuscany.

A 73-year-old man drowned after being trapped in his car in the walled town of Capalbio.

Across the region, hundreds of people have been left without power and forced to evacuate their homes this week – taking refuge in emergency shelters.

Italy has experienced a number of severe floods over the past few years. Mudslides and rising water killed 31 people in Messina, Sicily in 2009. Six people died after flooding in Genoa last year.