Firefighters Respond to Floods in Northern Italy

Italy’s national fire service, Vigili del Fuoco, said it carried out water rescues on Saturday, February 2, as widespread flooding in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna left people stranded in vehicles and buildings. The fire service shared footage on Saturday said to show one of their helicopters working to airlift three people at Castel Maggiore, north of Bologna, where the River Reno had flooded. The rescue was executed with the help of the Carabinieri, one of Italy’s major law enforcement agencies, which said a woman with motor function difficulties was among the three people who were rescued. On Sunday, the fire service released aerial footage showing the extent of the floods in the same area.

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Italian firefighters use planks of wood to rescue people from floods in Northern Italy
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