George Clooney helps to clear debris after floods hit Lake Como

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George Clooney attending the Catch-22 UK Premiere, held at VUE Cinema Westfield, London.
George Clooney has a home in Lake Como. (PA)

George Clooney has been spotted helping locals in Lake Como after northern Italy was hit by flooding.

The Hollywood star was at his stunning holiday home in Laglio with his family this week when the area was struck by torrential rain, leading to floods and mudslides.

He wasted no time getting stuck in and according to reports was seen helping to clear up debris.

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Clooney, 60, also spoke to Italian media, saying it could be a long and costly clear-up effort.

"It’s so much worse than anybody thinks. It’s much worse," he said.

"We were in Cernobbio and it was very bad. But here in Laglio it’s much worse.

"They think it could be years and millions of dollars before they fix it up. It’s going to be very bad."

However, the Ocean’s Eleven star said the town was “very resilient” and would bounce back.

A worker stands by an excavator used to clear the damages caused by a landslide in Laglio after heavy rain caused floods in towns surrounding Lake Como in northern Italy, on July 28, 2021. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)
Heavy rain caused floods in towns surrounding Lake Como. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

"This town has been here forever, it’s going to continue," he said.

"And it’s going to be stronger and come back better."

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Northern Italy was hit by the floods on Tuesday this week after days of rain, and Italian firefighters had to carry out more than 60 rescues.

Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the Catch 22 - TV Series premiere at the Vue Westfield, Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
George Clooney with his wife Amal. (Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Clooney was thought to be staying at Villa Oleandra at the time, along with his wife Amal and their four-year-old twins Ella and Alexander.

It has been reported that the luxurious villa was among the properties affected, as mud and debris washed up against it.

Photographers focus on Villa Oleandra, the home of U.S. movie star George Clooney, in the northern Italian lakefront hamlet of Laglio March 17, 2006. Rumours that Hollywood sweethearts Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt could marry on the shores of Lake Como this weekend have transformed even quiet Italian villagers into star-struck gossip fans.    REUTERS/Max Rossi
George Clooney bought Villa Oleandra in 2002. (REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Clooney bought Villa Oleandra in 2002 for close to £10 million.

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