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04 Nov 2019 | 03:46 AM UTC

Italy: Weather warnings issued for central and southern Italy November 4

Italy News Alert

Civil Protection Department issues weather warnings for central and southern Italy on November 4; strong winds, rain, landslides, and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Emilia Romagna, Calabria

Event

The Italian Civil Protection Department issued several weather warnings at 20:00 (local time) on Sunday, November 3, for central and southern Italy on Monday, November 4. The department issued orange alerts (second-highest on a four-tier scale) for Emilia-Romagna and Calabria, as well as yellow alerts (third-highest) for 13 other regions. It forecasts strong winds, rain, and storm surge in the affected areas. 

Adverse weather impacted the Liguria region the most on Sunday. Heavy rain caused the Vara river to overflow, forcing the evacuation of at least one family in Sesta Godano, and a few others in the La Spezia area. A landslide in Maissana injured one person and led to traffic disruptions on a nearby road. Local media outlets also reported that approximately 100 families were evacuated in Salerno due to the risk of landslides. A number of landslides were also reported in the Tuscany region

Flash flooding and landslides, and associated transportation, power, and commercial disruptions are possible in the affected areas in the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, confirm road conditions before heading out, anticipate adverse weather and power, transportation, commercial, and communications disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.

 

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