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Bad weather: Tornadoes and storms in Tuscany and the North. Two deaths in Lucca and Carrara


Emergency in the Centronord with gusts of wind up to 140 km / h. Some fragments have fallen from the Campanile of San Marco. Wounded and displaced, many damages while the heat oppresses the south Weather warning for another 36 hours. (HANDLE)

A strong wave of

bad weather

is hitting

Northern Italy


Two deaths



due to bad weather, in Lucca and Carrara.

In both cases they are people hit by trees during the storms.


in Massa.

News of damage due to gusts of

wind above 140 kilometers

per hour and

requests for a state of calamity

also in




, in particular in the provinces of

La Spezia





and in



From the morning, teams of firefighters in action for

fallen trees

, unsafe branches, static instability,

torn roofs

and assistance to motorists in difficulty:

over 150 interventions carried out so far




a storm brought the cabins from the beaches to the railway line.

Damage also in the

Ferrara area

where a crane fell on terraced houses.


on Bondeno.



then destroyed a series of crops in the Spezzino area.

Weather alert for another 36 hours.



thunderstorms until tomorrow.

The Crisis Unit of the Civil Protection Department met in Rome to take stock of the situation on bad weather.

"Our System is following with the utmost attention - explained the Head of the Civil Protection Department, Fabrizio Curcio - the bad weather that in the central-northern regions has caused the loss of human lives and considerable damage. We are in contact with the territories involved and the operational structures are ready to give the necessary support ".

Bad weather: damage to dozens of Versilia bathing establishments


The two victims were in Sorbano del Giudice, near Lucca, and in the La Malfa park in Carrara.

In the first case, 118 reports, the victim is a man, in the other a woman for whom there have been attempts to revive her but she then died.

Four other people were injured at Camping Italia in Marina di Massa, again due to falling trees.

Three were taken in yellow code to the Apuane hospital while the firefighters are busy freeing a fourth person, given with serious red code, from a caravan.

In Camaiore (Lucca), via Italica, yellow code for another person overwhelmed by a tree and taken to the Versilia hospital.

ANSA agency

Two deaths in Tuscany from bad weather, hit by trees 

Two deaths in Tuscany due to bad weather: in Lucca and Carrara.

In both cases they are people hit by trees during the storms. 



people have

been evacuated

from their homes in the municipalities of Massa (30) and Carrara (70).

Civil protection is setting up a shelter for the night in schools and gyms made available by the municipalities.

The Tuscany Region reports it about the bad weather this morning.

"Our Civil Protection machine is intervening in many areas of Tuscany following the strong wave of bad weather with gusts of wind up to 140km / h. The consequences of the bad weather of these hours are serious with injuries and deaths. For this I have activated the procedure for declaring a regional state of emergency as soon as possible and hopefully the national one ".

Thus the president of the Tuscany Region

Eugenio Giani

on Telegram.

"I just talked to Fabrizio Curcio, head of the National Civil Protection - he adds - he, to join forces in helping the affected populations".

Giani explains that "in the late afternoon a new perturbation is expected on the whole of Tuscany with strong thunderstorms and rain, we must pay maximum attention".

ANSA agency

Weather: storms in the North for 36 hours, African heat in the South. Good weather returns at the weekend - Chronicle

The expert: "The fragility of our country, together with Climate Change, makes the weather alert for the next 36 hours even more extreme" (ANSA)



Meanwhile, the

yellow weather alert

for thunderstorms in Liguria has been extended from 3pm to midnight today throughout the Region.

This was communicated by the regional councilor for civil protection

Giacomo Giampedrone

by launching "an appeal to all citizens to be extremely prudent".

"The damage count in progress, we only register some people very slightly injured, no serious injuries or victims, this is the first important data.

There are 20 evacuees

due to uncovered roofs in the Municipalities of Cogorno, Chiavari and Lavagna".

ANSA agency

Prolonged yellow weather alert in Liguria, 20 displaced - Liguria

The yellow weather alert for thunderstorms in Liguria has been extended from 3pm to midnight today throughout the Region.

This was communicated by the regional councilor for civil protection Giacomo Giampedrone by launching "an appeal to all citizens to be extremely prudent".



gusts of wind

on the coast of La Spezia exceeded

140 kilometers per hour

while in Giacopiane in the hinterland of Chiavari they reached 127 kilometers per hour.

This was explained by the regional councilor for Civil Protection and the deputy director of the Environment Department of Civil Protection

Elisabetta Trovatore

at the Ligurian Civil Protection headquarters.

"The intensity of the rains was strong but not persistent - said Trovatore -. In the Panesi area in the Municipality of Cogorno in Genoa we recorded a maximum of

20 mm of rain in 5 minutes.

, which is quite a lot.

The maximum reached within the hour in Liguria was 36 millimeters.

The average wind on the coast of La Spezia was 50 kilometers per hour but with gusts that exceeded 140 kilometers per hour.

The same in Framura with gusts of 125 kilometers per hour - he concluded -.

In Giacopiane the average wind was 100 kilometers per hour and the gusts reached 127 kilometers per hour "

Another tornado hit


, a small town on the border between Liguria and Tuscany.

In a video message, the deputy mayor of Luni

Massimo Marcesini

stressed that the whirlwind, in addition to cutting down trees and uncovering roofs, "caused damage to communications, which were blown and a general black out. The situation is critical - he said - but Civil Protection and technicians are already in the field ".

The deputy mayor concluded by inviting citizens "not to leave". 

A violent storm that hit the coast between



Sestri Levante

, on the Genoa-La Spezia line, transferred materials and even some

cabins from the beaches

to the railway line, damaging the power line.

In Sestri Levante dozens of cars were damaged by hail and tiles flying from the roofs.

The storm of wind and rain that hit


caused fragments of bricks to detach from the tower of the bell tower of San Marco.

There would be no danger and attempts are being made to ascertain from which point the collapse occurred. 

ANSA agency

Storm in Venice, wind makes umbrellas fly in San Marco

Venice was hit by a strong storm in the late morning, with gusts of wind so strong that even the outdoor tables and umbrellas of the cafes in Piazza San Marco were overturned. 



Damage, from bad weather - due to high intensity rainfall in the afternoon and yesterday evening - also in the Ferrara area.

The most serious episodes in


, hit by a tornado and in the hamlet of Boara in Ferrara where a crane, following the strong wind, collapsed on some houses.

There were no injuries, but significant damage to the structures.

"A crane - wrote the mayor of Ferrara,

Alan Fabbri

on his Facebook profile - fell on three terraced houses in Boara. No injuries, rescuers are on site for the evacuation and inspection of the apartments. "councilor for civil protection, Nicola Lodi. Ready to find an immediate solution for families".

In the Este capital, the wind caused trees to fall on the streets and uncovered some panels and road signs.

In the province, inconvenience to the road network due to fallen trees on the roads connecting the

Modenese area

and to


, hit by a tornado with various damage to buildings, even with uncovered roofs, but no damage recorded to people.

The past, observes on his Facebook profile the mayor of Bondeno, Simone Saletti was "a long night to cover once again our entire territory deeply affected by an anomalous storm and take stock of the containment of the emergency.

ANSA agency

Bad weather: rain in Lombardy, parks closed in Milan

It rains on Milan and a large part of Lombardy where no particular damage is reported at the moment, while yesterday a violent storm broke out in the lower Mantua, which caused the flooding of some basements. 

Source: ansa

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