This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
The cities of Massa in Tuscany, and Vicenza and Verona in Veneto are particularly badly affected.
There is now a likelihood of floods affecting the Viareggio and Lucca areas of Tuscany and rural areas along the Po river in the north of the country. People are being evacuated from villages at risk. If the rain continues there is a risk of further road closures and landslides.