As of Sunday, November 17, authorities in Florence and Pisa have issued flood alerts as heavy rain is forecast to affect both cities in the coming days, raising the risk for the Arno river to overflow. Several precautionary docks have been put in place in order to avoid the overflowing, however, the Italian civil protection has advised individuals to stay away from the Arno river's banks.
Associated disruptions to transportation and business are to be expected in Florence and Pisa over the coming days.
Individuals in Florence and Pisa are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, confirm road conditions before setting out, and anticipate disruptions to transportation and business in flood-affected areas. Remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.
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