Flooding in Rome as River Tiber peaks

Too much rain
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After incessant storms and rainfall over the last couple of days there has been heavy flooding in Rome with the River Tiber predicted to burst its banks later this afternoon.

In fact, more rain fell during Wednesday night's storm than the average total for the whole of December. Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno has declared a natural disaster and encouraged people to stay at home.