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Heavy rains cause floods in Italy

Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM   |   Comments

ROME, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Heavy rains have caused flooding, landslides and other damage throughout Italy, officials say.

Italy's Massa Carrara province received almost 10 inches of rainfall between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. Saturday to Sunday, the Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reported.

Many streets flooded and landslips and slides occurred.

In La Spezia, about 100 people were evacuated as a precaution.

Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio have been warned against flooding as rain is expected in the area through Monday, AGI said.

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