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Severe flood and landslide warnings in place at Imola

In the build-up to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the region will be subjected to severe weather conditions.

The Emilia Romagna region is at a high risk of being affected by extreme weather in the coming days, which could cause disruption the Formula 1 race. Just two weeks after the region was hit by floods, more storms are likely in the build-up to the Grand Prix weekend in Imola. Heavy rainfall had recently caused several rivers in the region to flood, triggering mass evacuations and resulting in the deaths of two people. According to Italian media, an 80-year-old man lost his life after being swept away by the flood water whilst cycling, and a 78-year-old man was found in the rubble of his collapsed home. A third person is reportedly still missing. With more rainfall expected, red weather warnings have been signalled for the majority of the region, with all locations being allocated a red alert for flooding and landslides.

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