The wave of bad weather that hit Italy continues. A water bomb flooded the streets of Ferrara, while in Parma the floods forced the closure of a section of the ring road. In Liguria the mayor of Sestri Levante declares damages for 2 million. Condiretti: for agriculture it is a calamity. In Venice, a drone is inspecting the bell tower of San Marco in search of any damage.
An exceptional downpour that flooded the streets of Ferrara. According to the Arpae data released by the mayor Alan Fabbri, in two days half of the rain of all 2021 fell. From 8 to 9, the Malborghetto station marked 46 millimeters of water, while that of San Bartolomeo 55. ” Green areas – says the mayor – have never been so tested by drought, they have not been able to perform the typical drainage function and have further discharged the mass of water onto the sewer system, which has practically collapsed, despite the ordinary and extraordinary cleaning operations carried out. in these years”.
TO Parmadue to the flooding of some underpasses, a section of the South Ring Road was temporarily closed to traffic in both directions.
TO Sestri Levante bad weather yesterday caused two million euros in damage. “With the technicians of the municipality and the councilors – explains the mayor Valentina Ghio – we carried out an inspection for a first check of the damage suffered in schools, parks, retirement homes, lighting and the estimate is over one million euros. they are private individuals from hoteliers to bathing establishments, traders, hundreds of citizens and tourists who have had their cars damaged. So the figure could double “.
The fire brigade are carrying out some checks this morning at the bell tower of San Marco, at the base of which fragments of bricks were noticed yesterday after the storm that fell in the city in the afternoon. The Local Police has delimited the area to allow the inspection of the fire brigade technicians. Even yesterday, after the discovery of the fragments, the area had been isolated. Excluding static problems at the bell tower, one of the hypotheses is that one of the walls may have been hit by one of the objects – chairs, tables, furnishings – raised by the strong wind, and that some splinters of brick may have fallen to the ground. Last night, the Patriarchate of Venice, after the technical checks carried out by the Procuratoria di San Marco, had denied the fall of fragments from the bell tower following the meteorological events.
TO Venice the fire brigade is accomplishing – even with the use of a drone – some checks this morning at the bell tower of San Marco, at the base of which yesterday fragments of bricks were noticed after the storm that hit the city in the afternoon. The Local Police has delimited the area to allow the inspection of the fire brigade technicians. Even yesterday, after the discovery of the fragments, the area had been isolated. Excluding static problems at the bell tower, one of the hypotheses is that one of the walls may have been hit by one of the objects – chairs, tables, furnishings – raised by the strong wind, and that some splinters of brick may have fallen to the ground. Last night, the Patriarchate of Venice, after the technical checks carried out by the Procuratoria di San Marco, had denied the fall of fragments from the bell tower following the meteorological events.
Cloudbursts, last night, in many areas of Tuscany. A violent storm hit on Arezzo and throughout the provincial territory with hail and strong gusts of wind. The storm caused flooding, detachment of tiles and uprooting of plants with dozens of calls to the fire brigade. In Valtiberina entire tobacco fields destroyed, in Valdichiana heavy damage still to be quantified to crops, in particular to orchards. Problems also inEmpolese (in particular in the Valdelsa area), in Sienese (in Siena work to make the trees safe in viale Sardegna, an important city artery) and in some areas of the province of Lucca: in Capannori (Lucca) there was a hailstorm with pieces of ice up to 4 centimeters in diameter. TO Viareggio (Lucca), in the Pineta di Ponente, a tree has fallen.
Heavy rain a Florence, in particular after 11 pm, just during the outflow of the fans after the first leg of the Fiorentina-Twente Conference League playoff. There were also some floods in the Lotto Zero and Gentileschi underpasses and in via dell’Argingrosso: civil protection has been in place since yesterday with 40 volunteers employed with 18 teams. From yesterday morning’s storm, a total of 30 mm of rain fell, concentrated in a few hours, with gusts of wind up to 90 km / h. Fenced public parks and gardens remain closed and the Cascine stop of line 1 of the tramway is suspended. At the moment there are thunderstorms scattered over the sea off the coast. As specified by the president of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani, on Telegram, “the repairs by Enel went on all night and on more than 27 thousand users without electricity, 21500 have been reactivated: the operators are working on the remaining ones”. The yellow alert on Tuscany remains, for now, until 20 today.
Coldiretti: for agriculture it is a calamity
Trees felled, greenhouses uprooted by the wind, fields under water due to storms, hailstorms and tornadoes that hit the central-northern regions in patches and caused incalculable damage to agriculture. This is what emerges from the first assessment of the violent wave of bad weather carried out by Coldiretti, which asks to verify the conditions for the state of calamity in agricultural areas. To suffer from the violent weather change – he underlines – were mainly the seasonal crops at a time when the harvest and the harvest of summer fruit and vegetables are in progress and in the autumn that of the olives will begin. In Piedmont hail and wind struck in the area of Baraggia (Biella), Bellinzago and Caltignaga in the province of Novara with damage to the rice while in Emilia in the Parma area very violent hailstorms hit Bedonia and Fontanellato, and in the Modena area the strong wind caused a substantial part of the abbot pears fell to the ground with losses of up to 50% in some farms. Even in Romagna, in the Ferrara area, the counting of damage to pears and corn began, while the fury of the storm destroyed greenhouses and watermelon crops and broke through roofs. In Liguria there was considerable damage in the Tigullio including the first hinterland where olive, viticultural and horticultural crops were affected. In La Spezia there is damage to the structures. In Tuscany in the Massa Carrara area – explains Coldiretti – vineyards, olives, peaches, pears and apples were affected. Dozens of bee families also dispersed. In Lazio serious damage ranging from uprooted olive trees to the roofs of uprooted greenhouses. In Friuli Venezia Giulia the bad weather particularly affected the provinces of Udine and Pordenone. The rain – concludes Coldiretti – was expected to fight the drought but to be a relief it must last a long time, falling steadily and not too intensely. Heavy thunderstorms, especially when accompanied by hail, only increase the damage.