(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 18 – In the afternoon in Rome the Crisis Unit of the Civil Protection Department will meet 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 which 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. I appeal to all citizens to follow the indications of the local authorities and the rules of self-protection “.
“As announced by the notice of adverse weather conditions released yesterday – explains the Department of Civil Protection in a note – the disturbed area of Atlantic origin that reached the central-northern areas has determined a phase of marked instability, on the north and part of the center of the country, with stormy precipitations, but also linear fronts of gusts of wind, as violent as they are extended over the territory, typical of this type of storm systems “.
“On these same regions – it is emphasized – until tomorrow, Friday 19 August, the development of new intense thunderstorms, even on an extended scale, will remain possible. At the same time, the tail of the perturbation will lead to an unstable transit, with less widespread phenomena but in any case locally of strong intensity, in the rest of the central regions, in this case Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo and Sardinia, where scattered thunderstorms may develop, with showers of rain or hail, electrical activity and gusts of wind “.