Six people are dead and three are missing in the Tuscan city of Livorno after heavy rain hit causing floods, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reports.
For two hours early on Sunday more than 250mm of rain hit the city, causing several streams to overflow, the city of Livorno said on its website.
According to firefighters, four of the deceased were found drowned in a basement.
"The emergency is not over," the administration said on the website.
"The situation is dramatic," the mayor of Livorno, Filippo Nogarin was quoted as saying by Corriere della Sera.