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Dozens stranded as severe flooding hits France and Italy – Sydney Morning Herald

A storm has caused major flooding on both sides of the French-Italian border, destroying bridges, blocking roads and isolating communities.

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Fifteen more people were taking shelter in the Vievola train station after the operation to rescue them was put off until daylight.
The spokesman for Italys firefighters, Luca Cari, said a search was ongoing for a missing shepherd who was pulled into flood waters on Col de Tende. His brother managed to grab onto a tree and was saved, while authorities were searching on the French side for the shepherd.
The situation at the tunnel on the high mountain pass was complicated by the fact that Frenc…

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