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Florence remains vulnerable to floods

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50 years ago this month, the Arno River spilled over its banks in Florence's most devastating natural disaster of modern times. The question on the anniversary of this flood is whether the city has done enough to prevent a similar catastrophe.

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IT was what Tuscans simply refer to as l'alluvione, or the flood, because almost everyone here who is old enough remembers the morning, 50 years ago this month, when the Arno River spilled over its banks in Florence's most devastating natural disaster of modern times.

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