Heavy floods affect Palermo in Sicily, Italy, killing twelve people. The total death toll of the floods and strong winds in the country rises to 31 people.
A record-setting rainstorm causes flash flooding in Palermo, Italy. The meter of water turns streets into rivers and traps motorists in their cars. Palermo mayor Leoluca Orlando says this "water bomb" dropped as much rain in two hours as the Sicilian capital gets in a full year. Two people are reported drowned; that has not been confirmed.
Heavy floods affect France and Italy: in the French city of Sainte Maxime, two people drown after their vehicle is swept away by floodwater. In the Italian city of Cagliari, a woman is found dead inside her car, while another man is missing. A bridge also collapses and roads are damaged.
Four people are killed and seven injured after an apartment block collapses in the center of Palermo in Italy. [http:--www.trust.org-alertnet-news-four-killed-as-sicilian-apartment-buildings-collapse- (Reuters)]date=August 2019
Italian health minister Ferruccio Fazio apologises while visiting a woman subjected to violent confrontation between two doctors as her baby was on the verge of being born at a hospital in Messina, Sicily.