Bad weather in Italy, in the North landslides, flooding and avalanches. Tourists evacuated in Val di Rhemes

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Bad weather in Italy, in the North landslides, flooding and avalanches. Tourists evacuated in Val di Rhemes

Bad weather over Italy from North to South . Still lots of rain and snow. Avalanche warning in the Alps, high water in Venice. In Rome, a wall collapses on parked cars

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Avalanche danger, Val di Rhemes closes. Tourists evacuated

Due to avalanche danger in the Aosta Valley, regional road 24 in the Val di Rhemes, upstream from Rhemes-Saint-Georges, also closes as a precaution. The traffic stop comes into force between 4pm and 4.30pm and isolates the municipality of Rhemes-Notre-Dame, at the bottom of the valley. “The avalanche danger is increasing and an avalanche has already approached the regional one. We are taking steps to bring back the people who risk being stuck in the village, before closing the road”, explains the mayor of Rhemes-Notre-Dame, Firmino Therisod.

Meanwhile, the municipalities of Gressoney-Saint-Jean and Gressoney-La-Trinité, isolated since late morning after the closure of regional 44 of the Lys valley starting from Gaby, have decided to close all schools – from nursery to middle school – to tomorrow’s day. At the moment the road remains passable by emergency vehicles. In Gressoney-La-Trinité the car park in the Eyo area was also closed – where an avalanche had already hit last Sunday when the square had already been declared inaccessible – and regional road 43.

Tornado in the Mantua area, houses and cars damaged

A whirlwind hit between 1pm and 1.30pm today in the municipality of Porto Mantovano, in the Mantua hinterland, with several homes and warehouses uncovered by the fury of the wind, which sent tiles and metal sheets flying and then falling onto the road where they damaged some parked cars. The firefighters are working to secure some construction site fences torn down by the wind. No injuries to people were reported. The tornado was accompanied by a water bomb which caused some flooding. Bad weather hit the rest of the province of Mantua throughout the morning without causing significant damage. In the afternoon the precipitation stopped everywhere and the sun reappeared.

Tuff wall collapses on parked cars in Trastevere, no one injured

Collapse of a tuff wall approximately 25 meters long, late yesterday evening, in via San Francesco Sales, in the Trastevere area of Rome. Firefighters and local police were on site. Four parked cars were involved, submerged in rubble. No injuries were reported. It would be a wall surrounding a private home. The road was closed due to the presence of debris on the road. The technical staff of Municipality I has been alerted for the relevant checks.

Due to the strong wind, connections to Ischia and Procida were difficult

Difficult maritime connections today for the islands of the Gulf of Naples: the adverse marine weather conditions are in fact strongly influencing the regularity of the trips to Ischia and Procida.
All hydrofoil services departing and arriving at the ports of Marina Grande, Ischia Porto, Casamicciola and Forio are currently suspended and some ferry trips to and from the island of Procida have also been cancelled. The strong wind and the very rough sea also caused the transfer to the port of Ischia of the connections operated with the ferries in the nearby port of Casamicciola; Even if the weather conditions are expected to improve for the rest of the day, it is advisable to consult the websites and call centers of the shipping companies before travelling.

Arpal extends alert throughout Liguria

In western Liguria, where the orange alert is in force, bad weather has brought several landslides and mudslides during the night and in the early hours of today. In Finale Ligure, a landslide that fell onto the road led to the closure of the Aurelia in both directions, at kilometer 592, in the Malpasso area. Landslides also in Noli, near Saraceni.

Landslides, flooding, roads invaded by water and mud. The night yellow warning for rain in Genoa is creating inconvenience and problems, the firefighters have been busy since night.

Anas has reopened the Aurelia in Recco, in the province of Genoa, with an alternating one-way route, previously closed to allow the removal of a tree that had fallen due to bad weather. Meanwhile, Arpal has updated the alert, extending the orange alert in western Liguria until 2pm and since then yellow in the small basins. The center will remain on yellow alert until 6pm as well as in the hinterland of Genovesato and in the Stura and Val Bormida valleys. Levante Ligure remains on yellow alert until 9pm.

The heaviest rainfall occurred in the early hours of the morning, bringing 53.8 mm of rain to Mele (Genoa) and causing some streams to rise to the first warning level, including the Orba in Tiglieto, the Stura in Campo Ligure and the Bisagno alla Presa: all the dishes at the moment are still well contained in the dish. The winds brought gusts above 100 km/h: 155 km/h at Casoni di Suvero, 129 km/h at Fontana Fresca above Sori.

The regional operations room has reported serious ground effects in the Imperia area, in Molini di Triora and Rezzo, with several hundred people who will only be able to reach their homes on foot. In the rest of the territory, more localized landslides.

Snow in Piedmont, electricity and telephone blackouts in the valleys

Electricity and telephone blackouts in the Piedmont valleys and roads closed due to the risk of large avalanches. The wave of bad weather, with snow from 1,000 meters up, has intensified since last night in Piedmont. The first roads in the mountains were closed. The provision – informs the Region – for the moment concerns the provincial road to Ceresole Reale (Turin), towards Gran Paradiso.
60 centimeters of snow fell in the town in just a few hours; Sunday masses have been suspended in the Canavese valleys.

Also in the province of Turin, provincial road 32 which leads from Viù to Usseglio, in the Lanzo valleys, was closed in some sections due to the fall of trees overloaded with snow.
In the Turin area, some electricity lines were interrupted in the Lanzo, Orco and Soana valleys; black-out also in Perosa Argentina (in the Chisone valley), in the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola and in the provinces of Vercelli and Cuneo. Fixed and mobile telephony is interrupted in the Lanzo valleys.

The operations room of the regional civil protection has been open since 8 this morning. Throughout Piedmont there is a yellow alert due to the risk of landslides and flooding. In the province of Alessandria, the bridge over the Erro on the provincial road 225 in Melazzo, the provincial roads 61 and 63 due to the flooding of the Rio Granetta, the OltreOrba bridge in Capriata d’Orba, and the fords on the Erro and Lemme streams were closed.
For travel on the roads, the Piedmont Region recommends consulting www.muversiinpiemonte.it

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