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10 days after the disastrous floods and mudslides that devastated eastern Liguria and northern Tuscany, killing at least 10 people, with some still missing, torrential rains started again yesterday evening, from West to East and almost never stopped, until today's flood in my town, Genoa, killed 7, of which 2 children. I'm very lucky to live far away from the most dangerous torrents, but they are in the middle of the most populated zones and some criminal builders even covered small ones and built roads and houses on them in the first decennia after WW II, 5 of today's dead were in a road built covering a small one, that flows into the town's most dangerous one, so when the latter is in spate, the former can't flow anymore and it floods too, really the last place to safely build on...

Today:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=flood+genoa+november+2011&aq=f

 

10 days ago:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=flood+cinque+terre+october+2011&aq=f

 



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That is bad news! Tuscany is beautiful. Very sad. Hope you all build up again soon.

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move?

Sorry, that's insensitive. I hate to read about the loss of life, especially kids. But seriously.... move.

You really should move. Will be hard to sell your current establishment though.

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Thanks you all, mates!

@superchunk and sapphi_snake: luckily I live in a safer zone, far away from the most dangerous torrents, but my mom was already moving to Tuscany (not in a dangerous zone) before the flood, she's just fed up of this town for a lot other reasons besides the horrible climate. As for me, it depends on where I'll find work after the degree, but surely we'll sell our current house here, it will be too big and expensive for me alone, and I'll keep in mind the dangerous zones to avoid, should I remain here...

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Sad stuff. The cars floating by reminded of the Japanese tsunami a little bit. Pretty tough to watch, and if it wasn't for the girl crying, I don't think I would have been able to finish masturbating.

badgenome said:
Sad stuff. The cars floating by reminded of the Japanese tsunami a little bit. Pretty tough to watch, and if it wasn't for the girl crying, I don't think I would have been able to finish masturbating.

Thanks for the thought. Quirky way to defuse the tragic events, but don't worry I'm not offended by it. Instead I'm furious with our arrogant and incompetent mayor, it took two days for her to apologize, and before she was always getting pissed and haughty at anybody contesting her, and she dared to defend her undefensible decision of not closing the schools when the weather alert was confirmed: 5 of the victims were children or their mothers, that, worried, ran to pick them up at school. After, Mrs. Dumbass, decided to block the traffic everywhere, not just in the zones flooded or at risk, and finally she modified the order blocking private traffic only in the zones where it's necessary. It looks like she proceeds by blind attempts and guesses...



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Alby_da_Wolf said:
badgenome said:
Sad stuff. The cars floating by reminded of the Japanese tsunami a little bit. Pretty tough to watch, and if it wasn't for the girl crying, I don't think I would have been able to finish masturbating.

Thanks for the thought. Quirky way to defuse the tragic events, but don't worry I'm not offended by it. Instead I'm furious with our arrogant and incompetent mayor, it took two days for her to apologize, and before she was always getting pissed and haughty at anybody contesting her, and she dared to defend her undefensible decision of not closing the schools when the weather alert was confirmed: 5 of the victims were children or their mothers, that, worried, ran to pick them up at school. After, Mrs. Dumbass, decided to block the traffic everywhere, not just in the zones flooded or at risk, and finally she modified the order blocking private traffic only in the zones where it's necessary. It looks like she proceeds by blind attempts and guesses...

Yeah. That sounds pretty typical, sadly. Does Vincenzi have to stand for reelection next year? If so, I'll keep my fingers crossed that she gets crushed.



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badgenome said:
Alby_da_Wolf said:
badgenome said:
Sad stuff. The cars floating by reminded of the Japanese tsunami a little bit. Pretty tough to watch, and if it wasn't for the girl crying, I don't think I would have been able to finish masturbating.

Thanks for the thought. Quirky way to defuse the tragic events, but don't worry I'm not offended by it. Instead I'm furious with our arrogant and incompetent mayor, it took two days for her to apologize, and before she was always getting pissed and haughty at anybody contesting her, and she dared to defend her undefensible decision of not closing the schools when the weather alert was confirmed: 5 of the victims were children or their mothers, that, worried, ran to pick them up at school. After, Mrs. Dumbass, decided to block the traffic everywhere, not just in the zones flooded or at risk, and finally she modified the order blocking private traffic only in the zones where it's necessary. It looks like she proceeds by blind attempts and guesses...

Yeah. That sounds pretty typical, sadly. Does Vincenzi have to stand for reelection next year? If so, I'll keep my fingers crossed that she gets crushed.

Last time I heard, Democrats (that once in Italy were actually Democrats, now are a mix of former Communist party mixed with former left wing Democrats and Socialists) intended to present her as candidate again and alas too many of my fellow citizens are dumb enough to vote her again. Maybe, just to play safe, they'll present another candidate, after what happened, but I wouldn't swear on it.

Communists, despite just a large minority nationwide, are the strongest part of the left wing majority in my town and in 3 out of 4 provinces of my region and they have been in the local administrations most of the last 40+ years. Thanks to friendly judges they even managed to get away almost unscathed from scandals that wiped out all the other old parties in 1992. One of their former mayors, now governor of the region, that still had a sentence in his record, was finally acquitted by the Supreme Court. Not being able to find any other possible reason, the Court ruled he was innocent because he didn't understand the resolutions he signed. His had been sentenced for approving a wrong project, pushed with bribery to other members of his administration, for a tunnel that cost millions and had to be rebuilt as trucks and buses got stuck at the end of its access ramps, and he's an engineer, just to point out how much likely is the justification the Court found for him. BTW that tunnel cut medieval drains, and after they made it, zones of the historical centre that had never been flooded in 7 or more centuries, started been flooded during the strongest rains (not tragic floods as the ones in the zones of the town built near the torrents after WW II, but they do a lot of damages anyway). So now he's a presumed innocent, and a certified idiot (with a ruling of the Supreme Court, even) that doesn't know what he signs, but Genoan commies keep on electing him, he's been even minister of Transport.



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