Storm Destroys Hundreds of Yachts in Northern Italy

Storms continued to wreak havoc in northern Italy on Tuesday, October 30, as the death toll from days of heavy rain, flooding, and high winds climbed to 12. Italian news agency ANSA reported half the yachts at the Carlo Riva Marina in Rapallo, near Genoa, were destroyed by waves.


Marina director Marina Scarpino told Italian news agency ANSA, “Ten-metre-high waves struck the rocks for hours and their force broke the storm barrier for 300 metres. After a collapse in 2000, because of another freak wave, we had rebuilt the dam higher by 1.3 metres taking it up to 6.5 metres. But it was not enough with this exceptional event.


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