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Weather alert level red: Half of Italy is under water, danger of avalanches in the Alps

2024-03-02T18:34:31.527Z

Highlights: Weather alert level red: Half of Italy is under water, danger of avalanches in the Alps. As of: March 2, 2024, 7:24 p.m By: Julia Hanigk, Karolin Schaefer Northern Italy continues to be hit by a storm. There are numerous landslides and floods. The worst affected region is the Veneto region - the red warning level still applies here due to floods and landslides. There will no more trains running between Vicenza and Padua for the time being.



As of: March 2, 2024, 7:24 p.m

By: Julia Hanigk, Karolin Schaefer

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Northern Italy continues to be hit by a storm.

There are numerous landslides and floods.

In other regions, however, there is a risk of avalanches.

Update from February 29th, 11:00 a.m.:

The catastrophic weather situation in Italy continues.

The rains that have kept Italy in suspense for two days are still continuing.

The worst affected region is the Veneto region - the red warning level still applies here due to floods and landslides.

The President of Veneto, Luca Zaia, told

RaiNews

that he had the situation under control and had requested a state of crisis.

“It is a good result that no one was injured,” it said.

However, there is no improvement in sight for today: the cyclone area is bringing more rain and heavy snowfall across the entire central-northern region.

Civil protection warns of thunderstorms and heavy rain, especially on the Adriatic

East Sardinia, Sicily, Basilicata and Apulia.

An orange warning level therefore applies to the Emilia-Romagna and Veneto regions.

Another 15 regions are under yellow alert: Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo, Lazio, Molise, Campania, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia. 

The situation in Vicenza is now improving: river levels are falling, schools and sports facilities are open again.

The fire brigade and disaster control begin emptying basements.

“The worst is over.

Nobody is left alone,” Mayor Giacomo Possamai told Italy’s

RaiNews

.

Red alert in northern Italy: landslide cuts community off from the outside world

First report from February 28th:

​​Vicenza – Winter is not completely over yet.

While it is getting colder again in Germany and there is even a threat of snow in some places, there is a real storm chaos raging in Italy.

The northern regions of Liguria and Veneto are particularly affected.

Civil protection declared a red alert.

The north of Italy is struggling with persistent rainfall.

There have been numerous landslides in Liguria, the Italian news agency

Ansa

reported .

The municipality of Pieve Ligure was almost divided in half by a landslide.

Hundreds of residents are cut off from the outside world.

Some have already been evacuated.

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A landslide in Davagna caused a gas pipeline to break.

The 456 del Turchino road near Gnocchetto remains closed due to a rock fall.

Floods in northern Italy: “The storm situation remains critical”

In contrast, there is a risk of flooding in Veneto.

Although the peak of rainfall was reached on Tuesday (February 27th), there is still no prospect of better weather on Wednesday (February 28th).

“We have critical situations around Verona and Padua,” Luca Zaia, president of the Veneto region, was quoted as saying by

Ansa

.

In Vicenza, water levels are rising and with them the risk of flooding.

For safety reasons, all schools here remain closed.

The storm in Italy is also restricting rail traffic.

There will be no more trains running between Vicenza and Padua for the time being,

Rainews

reported .

High-speed and Euronight trains may also be canceled.

In addition, travelers must expect significant delays.

Numerous pictures and videos on social media show the extent of the storm.

In many places you can see overflowing rivers and streams.

“The storm situation in Veneto remains critical,” wrote Zaia on the short message service X (formerly Twitter).

The storm even devastated the Adriatic coast.

Firefighters are trying to repair the damage caused by the storm in the Veneto region.

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Landslide in Italy hits car – danger of avalanches in Trentino

Tuscany was not spared either.

Here the authorities temporarily reported an orange alert.

There were floods in Livorno, among other places.

Levels are alarmingly high across the region.

A car was hit by a landslide in the municipality of Massarosa.

As Ansa reported, both passengers were trapped but remained uninjured.

A similar situation is also emerging in the Emilia-Romagna region.

The persistent rains also led to flooding in the early hours of the morning.

In Trentino, however, snow fell.

Up to 70 centimeters of fresh snow caused traffic chaos, especially in Valsugana.

There is a risk of avalanches - a community was evacuated on Monday.

For security reasons, the Fedaia Pass and Rolle Pass were closed.

Source: merkur

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