Heavy rain, high winds and waves up to 10 metres high battered the coastline overnight,
causing many yachts to break away from their berths and leaving millions of pounds worth in damage.
Carlo Riva Marina in Rapallo, which can host yachts up to 50 metres, was badly affected by the storm and saw half of the near-400 yachts in the marina destroyed by the waves.
Italian news agency ANSA reported half the yachts at the Carlo Riva Marina in Rapallo, near Genoa, were destroyed by waves. Further to the south, the Cinque Terre town of Portofino was left cut off after the main access road collapsed into the sea. Credit: Mario Donatelli via Storyful
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Images & Videos of half-sunken yachts and wreckages emerged this morning showing the scale of the damage. One video shows 37 metre Custom Line Suegno semi-submerged outside the port's walls.
At least 11 people have died as a result of the storm with thousands more displaced or left without power. Flooding also caused major disruption in the Veneto region, in particular Venice which is currently 70% underwater.
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This aerial video from Italy’s Vigili del Fuoco fire service shows damage to the harbour of Rapallo and coastal areas in the tourist hotspot Portofino. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful
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