Three workers at the Enel power company died when their vehicle was swept away by floodwaters in the central Italian region of Tuscany, bringing to four the death toll of the rainstorm lashing the country, authorities said Tuesday.

The workers were on their way to repair some power lines.

The media reported Monday that the body of an elderly man had been found inside a car that had been immersed in floodwaters in the municipality of Capalbio.

Police believe the man had no way to escape after the road collapsed in a torrent of water brought by the pounding rains.

A woman in Orbetello was unexpectedly caught in her car by another flood but was freed in time and taken to hospital, where she remains in the intensive care unit.

The situation in all Tuscany is critical and authorities have warned of the possible overflowing of the Ombrone River.

Some towns are completely inundated and isolated, and autorities are evacuating people from their homes.

Meanwhile the Aurelia highway that connects Rome with France has been closed by floods.

The storm hit the central area of the country on Monday after battering the north over the weekend including cities like Venice, 70 percent of which was submerged. EFE