Switzerland and northern Italy are severely battered by heavy rain in the last days, which caused extensive landslides and cost several lives. Weather forecasts predict that rain will continue to hit the area for the next 24 - 36 hours, leading both countries to issue major flood alerts.
Days of torrential rain have flooded and triggered landslides in many regions of Epirus prefecture in Greece, which have been declared in a state of emergency. See the extent of destruction in the photogallery below!
Flooding phenomena continue to strike many areas in Greece, causing serious problems in populated areas and farming land as existing levees can no longer restrain the waters of swollen rivers. See the extent of the damage in the video and photo gallery below!
According to a recent study, published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), three fierce flooding events, separated by thousands of years, are responsible for the formation of the 28km long and 100m deep Jokulsargljufur canyon, home to Europe's most powerful waterfall.