The torrential rains which hit Tuscany on November 2, 2023, caused damage mainly outside of Florence. Near Prato, a man was found dead in his ground floor apartment, completely submerged as was the basement and ground floor of the city’s hospital, Santo Stefano. The Bisenzio River has overflowed its banks, spilling into the streets of Campi Bisenzio and the suburbs of Prato, carrying away parked cars. The A1 turnpike is temporarily off limits between Calenzano and Barberino di Mugello. The Burlamacco canal has overflowed in Viareggio.
A man resident in Vinci was swept away while driving on a road between Vinci and Lamporecchio; his wife is still missing. An elderly woman also died in a rest home in Rosignano that was flooded.
The Fi-Pi-Li highway was temporarily closed at Pontedera, where surgery and dialysis services have been suspended in the local hospital. An estimated 40,000 people are without electricity. Schools remain closed on November 3 in and around Prato, Pontedera, Massa Carrara, Livorno and in the Mugello Valley. The port of Livorno is also closed.
Tuscan governor Eugenio Giani has declared a state of regional emergency. The Arno River is expected to rise to a level of alarm in Pisa as is the Sieve River near Pontassieve.