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Bad weather: mountain without vegetation, mud invades Stromboli

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(ANSA) – PALERMO, 12 AUG – Stromboli woke up on her knees. The mountain, devoid of vegetation, after the fire on 25 May last, and the rain that fell for several hours on the island – as well as on the rest of the archipelago – caused water and mud to fall into the inhabited center which flooded homes and shops. and made the little roads impassable, covered by at least one meter of mud. Large boulders also broke away from Stromboli and fell into the valley. The regional civil protection has announced that the incessant rains recorded during the night have affected the entire Aeolian archipelago.

“The major problems – explains the civil protection – were recorded in Stromboli, where mud and debris involved several houses and made it difficult to navigate along the streets of the island. There are no problems in Ginostra, while in Lipari the port of Sottomonastero and in via Amendola rainwater has entered some homes and shops. There is no damage to people “.

The director of the department, Salvo Cocina, from the early hours of dawn follows the evolution of the event through the operations room, constantly informing the President of the Musumeci Region and the Department of National Civil Protection.

The whole civil protection system has been activated. The carabinieri and the civil protection officer were present, while the Municipality of Lipari activated the bobcats for the removal of the mud and the fire brigade teams of Lipari and Vulcano are reaching the island aboard a patrol boat of the Port Authority. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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