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Weather: severe bad weather in the North. Tornadoes in Liguria and in the Ferrara area. Closed parks in Milan

2022-08-18T09:06:40.387Z

Beach cabins drag on the railroad. Trains suspended between Chiavari and Sestri Levante. In the Ferrara area a crane falls on terraced houses. Flooded basements in the Mantua area (ANSA)



A strong wave of

bad weather

is hitting

Northern Italy

.

In

Liguria

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.

Whirlwind

on Bondeno.

The

hail

then destroyed a series of crops in the Spezzino area.

HAIL AND TRUMPETS IN LIGURIA, TRAIN CIRCULATION BETWEEN CHIAVARI AND SESTRI LEVANTE SUSPENDED

A violent storm that hit the coast between

Chiavari

and

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.

The movement of trains on the section has been suspended.

RFI technicians are on site and buses have been requested for the replacement service.

Bad

weather

has hit the

eastern Tigullio

hard .

The strong storm caused a lot of damage to the coast between Chiavari and Sestri Levante.

Some cabins of the bathing establishments have been slammed onto the nearby railway line in Cavi di Lavagna.

Even in Chiavari uncovered roofs, flooding, collapsed trees.

TO

Sestri Levante

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

"

We are taking action to request a state of disaster

given the extraordinary extent of the damage."

The mayor of Sestri Levante

Valentina Ghio

writes it on her Facebook profile which closes by launching an appeal in consideration of the weather development: "A new whirlwind is coming, I ask you not to go out and stay away from the sea front until the end of the storm".

ANSA agency

Weather forecast: African heat in the South, severe bad weather in the North and Center - Chronicle

The Civil Protection issues the orange alert in Lombardy and Veneto.

The French refuges on Mont Blanc reopen.

Still inconveniences in Florence after the storm of Ferragosto (ANSA)

Hailstones

as big as walnuts

,

winds up to 120 km per hour

, tornadoes and pouring rain hit the whole of

Liguria

central between Genoa and Tigullio in the early morning.

On the heights of Genoa up to three cm of rain fell in just a few minutes.

In some hamlets of the La Spezia area, the hail broke windows in the houses, destroyed fruit trees, vegetable gardens and crops.

The most important damage, at the moment, in the Tigullio where, in addition to the railway traffic which is still suspended due to damage to the electricity network and materials transported on the tracks, the fury of the wind has caused trees and branches to fall on the Aurelia and on the A12 between Recco and Rapallo where shortly after 8 o'clock, 2 km of queue for branches and small trunks ended up on the roadway, queue now resolved.

A Blackboard windows and cars damaged by hail.

Fire Brigade at work.

According to Arpal observations, some storm cells are rising from the sea towards the Liguria of Centro Levante.

RAIN IN LOMBARDY, CLOSED PARKS IN MILAN.

ORANGE ALERT IN LOMBARDY AND VENETO

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.

An alert issued by the civil protection had already foreseen the arrival of thunderstorms for yesterday and also the Risk Monitoring Functional Center of the Lombardy Region had issued a weather alert on the Milan hydraulic node from late yesterday afternoon.

In particular, an orange alert was issued on Milan (moderate risk) for strong thunderstorms, yellow (ordinary risk) for hydrogeological risk, and from midnight yesterday for hydraulic risk.

For this reason, as a precaution, also in consideration of the long drought of recent times,

the Municipality of Milan has decided to leave the fenced parks closed.

and invited citizens to be careful and preferably not to park in cars or on foot under the trees, near the scaffolding of construction sites, dehors and tents and in general all the artifacts that can be moved by the wind.

The Milanese are also asked to secure objects and vases on windowsills, balconies and open spaces.

The Municipal Operations Center (COC) of the Civil Protection is active until the alert is closed to monitor and coordinate any interventions, as well as the plan for monitoring underpasses and areas affected by possible flooding of the Seveso and Lambro rivers.

DAMAGES IN THE FERRARESE AREA.

A CRANE FALLS ON TERRACED HOUSES

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

Bondeno

, 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 Bondeno, 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 once again travel all over our territory deeply affected by an anomalous storm and take stock of the containment of the emergency. Many teams of Civil Protection, Volunteer Fire Brigade of Bondeno and effective from various commands of many provinces, law enforcement still at work.

The next few hours - he adds - will be dedicated to the census of the huge damages ". In this regard, he points out," a dedicated email address will be active.

I had a telephone conversation with President Bonaccini and with the regional councilor Priolo who guaranteed the maximum support of Emilia-Romagna in Bondeno. "And on the situation of Bondeno, also on Facebook, Bonaccini himself spoke last night. "In Bondeno - he writes - whirlwind: damage to public and private assets.

Regional civil protection has already been activated and I have heard, together with the councilor Priolo, the mayor Saletti.

Tomorrow morning on-site inspection ".

I had a telephone conversation with President Bonaccini and with the regional councilor Priolo who guaranteed the maximum support of Emilia-Romagna in Bondeno. "And on the situation of Bondeno, also on Facebook, Bonaccini himself spoke last night. "In Bondeno - he writes - whirlwind: damage to public and private assets.

Regional civil protection has already been activated and I have heard, together with the councilor Priolo, the mayor Saletti.

Tomorrow morning on-site inspection ".

I had a telephone conversation with President Bonaccini and with the regional councilor Priolo who guaranteed the maximum support of Emilia-Romagna in Bondeno. "And on the situation of Bondeno, also on Facebook, Bonaccini himself spoke last night. "In Bondeno - he writes - whirlwind: damage to public and private assets.

Regional civil protection has already been activated and I have heard, together with the councilor Priolo, the mayor Saletti.

Tomorrow morning on-site inspection ".

Regional civil protection has already been activated and I have heard, together with the councilor Priolo, the mayor Saletti.

Tomorrow morning on-site inspection ".

Regional civil protection has already been activated and I have heard, together with the councilor Priolo, the mayor Saletti.

Tomorrow morning on-site inspection ".

Source: ansa

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