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A powerful cyclone in Italy caused a rise in the levels of the river Arno, on which the Florence and Pisa.

In Pisa Arno embankment strengthen with sandbags. the mayor appealed to residents to stay at home and not to leave homes without a special need and ordered the closure of the bridges over the Arno.

"High water" and threatened Florence, Arno level in the area, where the famous Uffizi Gallery, rose to a record for the last 20 years, according to Euronews website.
As a precaution, some attractions are closed, in particular, the Boboli Gardens - famous park of the Italian Renaissance.

A similar situation is observed in other regions of Italy. In Modena and Bologna, hundreds of people were evacuated, the local rail service is interrupted.

In Venice, visitors still closed the Piazza San Marco. Denied access, and the Cathedral of St. Mark. The windows in the crypt of the cathedral laid sandbags to prevent new flooding.
The water rose higher than 1.5 meters.

Authorities estimate the damage caused by the disaster in the tens of millions of euros.

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