Презентація "The Flood In Genoa"

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NATURAL DISASTERS
The Flood In Genoa


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G E N O A
Genoa is a beautiful city and an important seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. The city has a population of about 608,000


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The city's rich in art, music, architecture and history. In 2004 it was called the Capital of Culture.


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HISTORY
Genoa is a very ancient city. The first historically known people who lived in the area are the Ligures.


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W E A T H E R
Genoa has a Mediterranean climate and the wettest months are October and November.


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Heavy Storms And Flooding Have Battled Northwestern Italy
On Friday, November, 4 the Italian port city of Genoa was hit by floods during heavy rainfall.


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Up to 500 millimetres (20 inches) of rain fell in just a few hours overnight.


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Six people were killed, including two children by the flood.


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Over 50 people were saved from the floods by firemen in rubber boats


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Cars float in a Genoa streets.
Lots of broken cars block the streets in the centre of the city.


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Hundreds of shops and buildings were flooded. Schools and museums were closed for a few days.


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Bridges were destroyed and trains blocked. The local airport was closed.


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Mud poured down from the hills sweeping away the fishing villages.


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The local government held a minute's silence on Wednesday for those who lost their lives in the floods.