Monday, December 15, 2008

More Rain Today,

and rather a sad story.

The search for Waterford man Vincent Wall (27), believed to have drowned in the river Tiber in Rome on Friday night, continues today.

Mr Wall, who was in Rome to attend a friend's wedding, is believed to have lost his balance and fallen into the Tiber at about 3am on Saturday morning.

The swollen river is at its highest level for 40 years following days of heavy rain in the Rome area.

Mr Wall was the second person feared drowned in the flooding. On Friday morning, a woman drowned when her car became stuck in a flooded underpass in the suburb of Monterotondo.

Last night emergency workers remained on high alert as the rain, which had granted a temporary reprieve yesterday afternoon, started up again, once more prompting fears that the Tiber might flood central Rome.

I wrote just now to a friend in Vancouver who will be visiting here at the end of the month:

you should practice praying,

try asking God politely if he could see his way to stopping the rain

It's not like Vancouver.

people here don't know what to do when it rains for more than a day

6:48am Vicky responds:

that never works over here

we pray and pray

you should introduce them to il gortexo

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