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Bad weather lashes Italy, 400 evacuated to Casamicciola


Evacuation in progress from areas at hydrogeological risk on the island of Ischia where today's orange weather alert activated the safety procedures developed after the flood of November 26th. (HANDLE)

A wave of bad weather has hit Italy and is lashing the southern regions in particular.

This morning the areas at hydrogeological risk on the island of


were evacuated where today's orange weather alert activated the safety procedures developed after the flood of 26 November.



, where according to updated data there are about 400 citizens who live in unsafe areas in the event of heavy rains, the removal from homes - ordered by the prefectural commissioner Simonetta Calcaterra starting from 7 this morning - already started yesterday evening when 47 people they left their homes to go to the hotels identified by the municipality while another 33 will go there this morning.

Even in this case there will still be many Casamicciolesi who will choose autonomous temporary accommodation, staying with relatives or friends until the all-clear.

As with the previous evacuations, the removal order was communicated by telephone by the municipal offices to the families living in the areas considered at risk and a shuttle bus service was organized to take the displaced people to the hotels, with terminus in Piazza Marina in front of the headquarters of the common.

For the inhabitants of areas at lower risk, it was ordered to remove vehicles parked on public roads and advised not to move and not to use basements and lower floors of houses.

Even 90 inhabitants of Ischia Porto will have to leave their homes: they are the citizens of Monte Vezzi, another area of ​​the island at hydrogeological risk, for whom the mayor has ordered them to leave their homes until the alarm ceases, arranging reception in accommodation facilities,

Windstorm in Naples, a tree and a scaffolding collapse

The Civil Protection of the Campania Region has extended the weather warning

currently in force and initially scheduled until tomorrow until 9 am on Thursday 19 January.

Until 9 am tomorrow, Wednesday 18 January, the alert level is Orange throughout Campania.

From 9 am tomorrow until the same time on Thursday 19 the alert level is Orange on Piana Campana, Naples, islands, Vesuvian area, Sorrento-Amalfi peninsula, Monti di Sarno and Monti Picentini, Tusciano and Alto Sele, Piana Sele and Cilento ;

Yellow level on the rest of the region. 

The very strong southwesterly winds that have been blowing in the Gulf of Naples since last night are making

navigation to Ischia and Procida difficult


All fast sea connections are suspended and at the moment only a few trips made by ferries are confirmed.

Strong winds over thirty knots and waves over four meters scourge


and the entire coastal strip.

Interrupted connections by sea: two connections with the mainland guaranteed in the early hours of the day, towards Naples and back, then the stop starting at 9.30 waiting for the weather conditions to improve.

Hydrofoils, catamarans and other fast vehicles remained stationary on the quay, in the ports of departure.

Bad weather in Campania, civil protection extends the weather alert

The Tremiti Islands

(Foggia) have been isolated for two days.

The bad weather with strong gusts of wind that has affected the coast in recent days has prevented the connection by sea between the port of Termoli and the Diomedee once again today.

The freight and passenger motor vessel remained in port for the second consecutive day.

The marine weather report forecasts winds from the south, south-west at force 6 and rough seas.

Flooding and inconvenience due to bad weather in the Nuoro area

due to strong gusts of wind, which is approaching 50 km/h, and rain.

Suffice it to say that 70 mm of rainfall has fallen so far on the peaks of Gennargentu, while in Fonni and Desulo it has reached over 40 mm but no damage has been reported.

However, a tree fell at the crossroads for Mamoiada, on state road 389 between Nuoro and Lanusei.

It was removed by the emergency intervention of the fire brigade while the traffic police regulated the traffic.

In Nuoro the firefighters intervened for a flood in a gymnasium in via Trieste and for a dangerous ledge in via Istiritta.

Interventions also in Budoni and San Teodoro for the safety of roads with nearby unsafe trees.

In the Oristano area, on Mount Crispu in Bosa,

ANSA Agency

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Below average temperatures of the period.

He moves south over the weekend (ANSA)

Bad weather also hits southern and western Tuscany

, including the archipelago.

"Due to the rough sea, some ferry trips connecting with the islands were suspended, the

Gorgona buoy recorded waves of up to 6 meters

", writes the president Eugenio Giani on social networks, reporting instead that in the Sienese area the river is "under observation Arbia in Monteroni where he passed the second level at 5.50 meters. Interventions are underway by our Civil Protection and Fire Brigade system due to flooding of streets and basements in the area".

Staff of the Montalcino detachment of firefighters are intervening for flooding of shops, cellars and streets in Monteroni where the Arbia flows near the houses.

Bad weather: 6-metre waves in Gorgona, some island ferries stop

Heavy rains affected Arezzo and its province throughout the morning.

In particular, it is worth noting the flooding of ditches that poured water on regional road 71 near Rigutino in the municipality of Arezzo and on provincial road 327 near Alberoro di Monte San Savino.

The Roman coast is lashed by a strong storm

with an intensity that, according to the seaside resorts, approaches that of last November 21st which caused serious damage to various structures on the coast between Ostia and Fregene.

Strong wind on the rise but also three-metre waves.

"It is a situation with extremely critical conditions also because the peak is expected tonight with waves up to 3.5 meters", reports a seaside resort from Fregene, who, among other things, defended the windows of one of his veranda structures by closing them with palanche.

Several establishments are flooded.

There are various stretches of coast between Ostia and Fregene where, for some time, the signs of erosion, damage and debris caused by the latest storms have been visible and bathing establishments do not hide new concerns.

In Fregene, the construction site of the buried barrier has been temporarily suspended since last Friday: "


weather is raging in Veneto with widespread rain and a few dustings of snow in the mountains.

There is expectation in Venice

for the development of the high water foreseen in the 100 cm.

on the middle sea in today's late evening but evolving for the following days.

The probability of rain - according to the Veneto Regional Agency for the Environment (Arpav) - is overall medium-low (25-50%), for local to temporarily scattered and generally modest phenomena.

The snowline dropped to the valley floor starting at 400-700 meters elevation but with possible further lowering up to the foothills.

The snowfall recorded during the night ranges from 2-5 centimeters up to 10 on the Dolomite peaks.

The minimum temperatures are above the seasonal average with Belluno 2 degrees, Verona 4, Treviso 6, Vicenza 6, Padua 6, Rovigo 6, Venice 6. The sudden changes in temperature advise against off-piste skiing in the mountains,

although the avalanche danger ranges from moderate '2' to marked '3' on a scale up to '5'.

The problem is that the windblown snow that accumulates is not stable with respect to the pre-existing snowpack.

Source: ansa

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