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Two dead from bad weather on the Campania coast

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There are two victims of the first wave of bad weather in November. The accidents occurred on the Campania coast: an Italian man was electrocuted while walking along the seashore and a tourist overwhelmed by a wave while taking a photo.

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When still counting i extensive damageespecially for storm surges, meteorologists are already announcing the arrival of one second wave for the weekend which could affect hydrogeologically fragile areas, with an increased risk of floods and landslides, particularly in Sardinia, Lazio and Tuscany.

The 34-year-old Italian was on a beach in Vico Equense in the Naples metropolitan area. According to witnesses he would have been struck by lightning near the shoreline. The body was found next to a light pole and a short circuit caused by the storm surge cannot be ruled out.

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There Argentinian tourist, who was staying in a hotel in Positano, was instead overwhelmed by a wave while she was photographing the storm in the Furore fjord on the Amalfi coast. The woman was with her husband, who was also dragged into the sea but managed to save himself by clinging to a rope thrown by some residents. Albeit with less intensity, bad weather in some regions continues to be felt.

Even today the Mose entered Venice to defend the historic lagoon center from a tide with peaks of 145 cm in the sea and keeping the city dry.

And it was learned that only yesterday on a large part of the Veneto plain did the quantities of rain that are normally recorded in the entire month of November fall.

Still heavy rainfall and strong winds, with peaks of 50 km/h, on the Aeolian Islandswhere continues the blockade of maritime connections. The most difficult situations are recorded in Alicudi, Filicudi and in the hamlet of Ginostra, isolated for four days now and where some basic necessities are starting to run short.

First snowfall in Calabria, on the Pollino and in Sila, while damage occurred on the Cosenza section of the Tyrrhenian railway line. In Rome and its province there were 250 interventions by the firefighters with dozens of rescues of people stuck in cars and homes. The most affected areas were the Roman coast from Anzio/Nettuno to Fiumicino.

According to an initial assessment drawn up by Coldiretti, the bad weather hit patchily along the Peninsula in urban centres, in the countryside and on the coasts with heavy damage to agriculture and fisheries with as many as 29 extreme events that hit in a single day between windstorms, tornadoes and violent storms. The bill for damage to structures and infrastructure in the countryside, for Coldiretti, already exceeds 6 billion euros since the beginning of the year, equal to 10% of national production. Heavy consequences also for many bathing establishments and the Minister of Tourism Daniela Santanchè assured “the government will get to work immediately to give concrete support”.

Finally, it continuesalert on the coast of Emilia-Romagna with red code in the Ferrara area, in particular due to the flooding at Lido di Volano, where the first interventions are starting to make the sea embankments safe since yesterday the very high tide caused the Madonnina embankment to break. The president of the Region Stefano Bonaccini has signed the regional state of crisis. The estimate for the works is around 3.5 million euros.

Source: Ansa

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