Alert in Effect as Heavy Rainfall Causes Floods in Northern Italy

Flooding caused by heavy rainfall downed trees and prompted an orange alert to be issued for northern Italy on November 19.

Schools were closed in some areas due to the risk of rain and snow.

This footage shows the response of the Italian fire service to flooding in the Liguria and Emilia Romagna regions of northern Italy. Among those to benefit from the efforts of the firefighters is a pig, in the town of Budrio. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful