More bad weather in Tuscany. “The first damage quantification what we did yesterday led us to talk about 250-300 million, but” according to the reports that the mayors gave us “I already see the figure of the interventions that will have to be carried out in the Florence-Prato-Pistoia area as half a billion , then we will also have to quantify what happened in Pisa and Livorno,” he stated the president of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani.
In 48 hours, the region’s firefighters completed 3,851 interventions to help the population and to deal with storm surge damage from Storm Ciaran from 5pm on 2 November. In the flooded areas of Florence, Pisa, Prato and Pistoia, explains the Department of Fire, Public Rescue and Civil Defense, 625 units are in operation (yesterday there were 570) and 199 vehicles. Of the firefighters involved, 418 come from regional commands and 207 have arrived as reinforcements from other commands in Italy.
In Tuscany “prevalence of sunny spells with some cloudy passages – Giani writes on social networks -. In the flooded areas tonight very light rains cannot be ruled out, then it will not rain until Thursday. Thanks to the Lamma Regional Consortium and the Center Regional Functional “. However, today the wind will blow strongly, explains a note from the Region, from late morning to late afternoon: especially in central-northern Tuscany and, in particular, in the Florentine Apennines and Arezzo, at high altitude, and on the coast: a south-west wind that will raise waves in the sea all day.
Video Aerial reconnaissance in Prato, in the village of Figline
“I am also in direct contact with Enel technicians who work in the provinces of Massa Carrara, Lucca, Livorno, Pisa, Pistoia, Florence, Arezzo, Siena, Grosseto and Prato. There are currently 10,000 users without electricity,” Giani continued. social networks The number of houses without electricity, explains the Tuscany region in a note, increased overnight. Last night there were just over 4,000 (it dropped to 2,200 at midnight) and this morning they have increased to 15,000 throughout Tuscany: 7,000 in the area affected by the floods between Florence, Prato and Pistoia and even more in the provinces of the region so far not affected by the climate emergency. More than 6,000 users were left without electricity in the province of Lucca, another 812 in Massa Carrara, 200 in Pisa and 500 in the Livorno area, almost all in the municipality of Rosignano Marittimo. In the Pistoia area there are 2,000 homes without electricity (including about 1,200 in Pescia, where there is no flooding, and 133 between Quarrata and Montale). In the territory of the Florentine metropolis there are two thousand five hundred disconnected users, of which 1,400 (the usual yesterday) in Campi Bisenzio, where to intervene in the ten flooded electrical substations it is necessary to first remove the water. Additional water pumps were ordered. 300 houses in Greve in Chianti (Florence) are also left without electricity due to the wind. In the province of Prato there are 1,500 (565 in the city, 472 in Cantagallo and 380 in the Medici municipalities). Problems also in Siena and Arezzo, with around 700 users without electricity in each province. There are more than 500 technicians throughout the regional territory
of Enel committed.
Working in Campi Bisenzioin the Florentine area, There are also police divers.: 9 military divers and 3 boats are operating. Among the tasks of the Corps’ divers are judicial police activities, the protection of submerged cultural heritage and the environment, but also rescue in the event of floods and floods. Due to the emergency due to bad weather, personnel from Rome and Pescara are working in the Florence area.
The situation on the roads and for those who travel
Train circulation between Prato and Pistoia resumed at 11 a.m. This was announced by RFI. Traffic was suspended at five in the morning because, according to RFI, the rain that fell last night had once again flooded the railway facility. RFI technicians and contractors intervened on site to verify the damage and restore the infrastructure. The line on the same section had already been interrupted after the wave of bad weather on November 2 and resumed yesterday at 12 noon. RFI also reports that as of 11 a.m. today, on the Borgo San Lorenzo – Marradi line, rail traffic, previously suspended, is interrupted. regular return between Borgo San Lorenzo and Ronta.
Venice, MOSE activated, maximum tide of 142 centimeters
The Mose system was activated in Venice to combat the flood expected in the city since last night. According to the Municipal Tide Center, at 3:50 a.m. the sea reached a maximum of 138 centimeters, while at the height of the dam the peak was 142. Thanks to the floodgates, in the historic lagoon center the maximum, currently In the settling process, it approaches 75 centimeters. A new peak tide of 110 centimeters is expected for tomorrow at 6:50 a.m.
Tornado in Fregene, on the Roman coast
A whirlwind, shortly before 8 in the morning, caused damage and the fall of three large pine trees, one of which was in via Castellammare, the main street of Fregene, whose section was interrupted. On the surrounding block, the other two trees, one of which fell into the garden of a house, caused damage to fences and hedges. The wind also tore the roof off a garage and damaged the roof of a home. Other checks are being carried out. Firefighters and civil protection are on site, taking care of the trees and structures, as well as the carabinieri and Fiumicino Environment Councilor Stefano Costa, who is monitoring the situation in the area. It has been a difficult night on the Roman coast, from Ostia to Fregene, also due to the strong sea storm that, after the one two days ago, continues to put pressure on the beach and coastal facilities. The swell averages three meters with a peak this morning of up to 3.5, which will observe a gradual decrease in the next few hours. The Fiumicino civil protection center remained on alert throughout the night. Strong wind with peaks even higher than 40 knots.
Video Tornado in Fregene, downed trees and damage