The Meteoalarm meteorological agency issued weather warnings in Italy's northern regions due to forecast heavy rains on Monday, May 11. In the Piedmont region, a red weather warning (highest on a four-tier scale) is in effect while orange warnings (second highest) remain in effect in the Luguria, Lombardia, Toscana, Veneto, and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. Inclement weather could continue into the evening (local time) on Tuesday, May 12.
Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming hours.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult..
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