Our hearts go out to all those who lost everything.
We ( 6 friends from Toronto, Canada) were in Vernazza that horrible day in a restaurant at the bottom of the hill near the water. As the water rose very quickly and the gas lines snapped we were trapped inside and would have drowned. We escaped with the help of the staff in the restaurant and emergency crews who were able to saw bars off an air conditioning hole near the ceiling and we crawled through.We then ran up several flights of stairs and ended up in someones apartment where we stayed overnight until we were rescued. We were amazed at the generosity of the villagers who made us food and tried to keep us warm. A sad end to a wonderful Tuscany holiday. Our hearts go out to all those who lost everything.
Maureen,Charlie, Joanne & Donny, Barb & Larry
Toronto, Ontario Canada