Torrential rains sweep western Europe

And why is this not in our new News papers? Could this be because they don’t want us to get too worried about the Global weather changes, with our cash crop monoculture and unsustainable dairy industry which will inevitably collapse in the next couple of years?

Italy declared a state of emergency in the north of the country Friday after flooding and mudslides left at least three people dead in heavy rains that also hit Belgium, Britain, France and Germany.

The state of emergency, which will enable aid to be speeded up to the affected regions of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta, was decided at a cabinet meeting, the ANSA news agency said.

In Piedmont, where three people were killed and one was still missing, schools were closed in the town of Saviglano because of mudslides, and 30 people were evacuated from their homes in Demonte.

A mudslide in Villar Pelice near the city of Turin swept away a house, killing an old man inside it, civil protection authorities said. A second person was found dead in a car also caught up in the mudslide.

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