Strong gusts of wind and heavy rain over Milan where, in the early afternoon, the sky suddenly darkened within seconds. Bad weather affected several areas, and a 58-year-old woman died after being crushed by a tree, which she fell due to bad weather, while she was walking in Lissone (Monza), around 3:50 p.m. An immediate distress call from some passers-by, but when rescuers arrived at the scene, they couldn’t do anything to save her. Firefighters worked for a long time to remove the body trapped under the trunk. Instead, three people were injured in several episodes while traveling in cars that were hit by fallen trees in Legnano (Milan). All three are not in serious condition. A water bomb also hit the province of Varese, causing flooding and damage to roofs. While in Monza bad weather caused damage to the station. In Milan, the Functional Risk Surveillance Center of the Lombardy Region has issued an orange alert, that is, moderate risk, for possible thunderstorms in the next 24 hours.
Trees fell on cars, 3 slightly injured in the Milan area
In Legnano, a tree fell on a passing car during a violent storm in the city center. The driver managed to get out of the car without serious injuries, then he was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Three other large trees fell on several cars, injuring two women, one 34 and the other 81, who were taken to the hospital in non-serious conditions. The rain caused several floods on roads and businesses. Divers from the Milan fire brigade rescued a Villa Cortese citizen who was trapped inside his flooded garage.
Risks drowning in underpass, saved by police in Monza
A 64-year-old woman, trapped in a rain-flooded underpass in Monza after falling from her garden, was rescued by four police officers when she risked drowning in three meters of water. Officers also rescued a carrier, who was trapped in the vehicle. The two patrols were checking the weather damage on via Casati, when they saw the woman gasping in an attempt to pull her head out of the way to breathe. The four jumped into the water and managed to reach her and drag her out of it. The woman, fortunately unharmed, then explained that she was sucked into the water after opening the door of her house that leads to the garden, and that she slipped about 10 meters down the underpass.
Weather, Tuesday 48 degrees in Syracuse and strong storms in the north
Gallarate station closed, damage to Monza
The bad weather caused the closure of the Gallarate (Varese) train station and also damage to the interior of the Monza station, where several panels were torn off by the wind and pushed onto the tracks. Rail traffic in the Brianza capital has been restored for now on tracks 1 and 2 with running trains in sight, while the third track will take longer because the power line has been affected.
Trenord: “Many damages and breakdowns due to bad weather”
Trenord announced “various infrastructure damage due to bad weather” with numerous traffic problems. The trains in the different directions of Lombardy suffer delays of more than 1 hour with many cancellations on all lines. In particular, the lines to Como, Lecco and Sondrio are blocked due to “severe damage to the Monza station”, Trenord announces. There are also other problems with the circulation of public transport. ATM, the Milan Transport Company, has announced that “the fall of trees on several roads has damaged some sections of the electricity supply network for our vehicles and has forced the closure of roads. Several of our lines are diverted.”
Flight diverted to Fiumicino due to bad weather and aircraft damage
Delta flight DL 185, which was departing from Milan Malpensa and heading to New York JFK, was diverted to Fiumicino Airport “after encountering adverse weather conditions after takeoff.” This was announced by the Delta company. The flight landed shortly before 2:00 p.m. at the Rome airport “without problems and the passengers disembarked normally.” “The aircraft sustained some damage during bad weather which is being reviewed by our local maintenance team,” the company said.
Bad weather, Milan-New York flight lands in Rome due to hail
Water and wind pump hits the province of Varese
A water and wind bomb also hit the province of Varese today and caused various damages. Dozens of calls to the fire department for fallen plants, floods and roofs without roofing. Fifty firefighters are currently employed with twelve vehicles. To meet the demands, the free-duty personnel were also reinstated. The most affected areas are on the border with the provinces of Milan and Como.
Hail in Brianza, still uncertainty for the Springsteen concert
In addition to the interior of Milan, bad weather also continues to plague Brianza. In the early afternoon, a storm hit the entire province of Monza, aggravating the damage caused by the storms of recent days. Among the most affected municipalities is Lissone where the water pump has turned the streets into torrents but disturbances have also been reported in Lesmo, Arcore and Vimercate. In Monza, the damage to the park, where the Bruce Springsteen concert will take place tomorrow night, is still being assessed. More storms are forecast for tonight.
Bad weather, because Italy is more exposed to giant hail