Bologna, July 22, 2023 – Very strong wind, storm and sometimes big hail what caused wounded, incalculable damage to cars, houses and agricultural fields. and only one twister. brought a real one devastation the wave of bad weather, announced Weather alert yesterday, which hit our region (after having also hit polesin) with two different cells. On their knees the provinces of Modena, Ferrara, Bologna and part of that of Ravennaeven in areas affected by theflood. And only in the Ravenna area 14 injuries were registered. TO adviceSpecifically, the mayor spoke of “crazy whirlwind-like wind and uncovered roofs,” but also of “uprooted trees.”
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Bad weather hail in Emilia Romagna: wrecked cars and ice grains the size of golf balls
And indeed, the very strong wind associated with thunderstorms and hail has unroofed roofs of the sheds, laundry skylightuprooted dozens of trees and traffic signs, blew off roof tiles. many cars destroyed by hail and fallen trees.
In Rimini there was also a ‘tsunami effect’: the sea receded a few meters and there were a rogue wave. The same thing also happened on the beaches of Ancona, Portonovo and Senigallia AND pesaro.
Violent hailstorm in the lower area of Modena. particularly affected Watching her (video) and Concordia but also San Poxidenio and San Felice. Suddenly ‘balls’ of ice the size of tennis balls fell. Huge damage especially to agriculture and inconvenience to citizens. The terrifying ice storm it also caused a blackout and citizens were left without water and electricity. In Finale Emilia has hail they broke the skylights and the water in many cases later entered the houses. It is still impossible to establish how much and what the certainly enormous damage was, with crops destroyed, especially those of pears. Ice disaster also in the southern area of the city, in San Dámaso.
At least four injured in the province of Ferrara which has experienced dramatic moments violent hailstorm it occurred around 3:00 p.m., in the area of San Bartolomeo, San Martino and Gaibanella. It is feared enormous damage to crops, already devastated by the last storms of the last days. Walnut-sized hailstones also damage cars and homes. The wave of bad weather reached its peak between 2:45 p.m. and 3:20 p.m., leaving a trace of damage to despair. Many calls to the fire department.
He most affected areas in the province are the hamlet of Sant’Egidio, Bondeno, Cento, Sant’Agostino, Dosso, XII Morelli, Vigarano Mainarda, Voghiera and Argenta. The southern area of the city was devastated, Montalbano, Monestirolo, San Martino, San Bartolomeo, Marrara, Sant’Egidio.
Four people injured by hail three men and one woman. They were transferred to the Cento Emergency Department. An ambulance of the 118 that had gone to do a service in Galliera (Bologna) hit by the ice balls, crew and patient were unharmed. Damaged vehicle.
The bad weather fortunately only touched the zone of campovolo where thousands of fans wait Harry Styles concert: a brief but violent storm with hail hit the city of Reggio Emilia, also affecting the Campovolo area. Here the fans (103,000 spectators are expected) were not scared off: they opened umbrellas and put on hooded raincoats or took refuge in canopies, bars or commercial premises. After a couple of minutes, the sun came out again.
Bad weather hit a large part of the province of Reggio between 2 and 2:30 p.m. At the command of firefighters, dozens of calls arrived with the intervention of different teams, including detachments. The greatest damage occurred in Bassa where strong gusts of wind caused the fall of plants and trees on the roads. An Opel Corsa car in Reggiolo It was hit squarely by the fall of large branches of a plant, while a strong wind and storm lashed the area. It happened between viale Respighi and via Spagna to Reggiolo. The couple in their fifties who were in the car were not injured, but the local Red Cross ambulance intervened at the scene to provide first aid. Another plant has fallen on Rolo, towards Modena, with some roads temporarily closed until removed.
The storms that have passed through Emilia have arrived Also in Bologna. The city center was hit by a strong hailstorm (video), with kernels the size of walnuts that set off parked car alarms. Damage and inconvenience were reported in the province, in the area of Zola Predosa, Anzola Emilia, Valsamoggia and towards Ferrara. In Medicine, fallen trees, uncovered roofs of sheds, tiles blown to the ground.
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A downpour with twister struck, shortly after 3 p.m., in the border area between the Ferrarese and Ravenna areas, from Alfonsine, Bagnacavallo and Fusignano to Marina di Ravenna. Therefore, also hit the flooded areas. In particular, in the areas of Lughese, Conselicese and Alfonsine around 3:30 p.m. there were several calls to the fire brigade by fallen trees with damage to cars. The gusts of wind have reached the speed of more than 120 kilometers per hour. Extensive damage in the Lughese area where several trees were felled and several houses were left partially roofless.
Very serious damage also in the outskirts of the city, in the fractions from Savarna, Conventello, Grattacoppa and Sant’Alberto. Many blocked roads by the fallen pines. Other trees have fallen on ‘The Talking Cricket’ nest in Savarna and the Convetello cultural center is also reportedly damaged.
Between Cervia and Milano Marittima, Publiphono Ads bathers, who were still on the beach despite the threatening sky and strong wind, were invited to leave the beach: luckily there were no injuries.
The total number of injured in the province, on the other hand, is 14: ten are mild, while four are in medium severity conditions. Among these, two people, one was driving a car, were hit by trees in Alfonsine, fallen by the wind, taken to the Bufalini hospital in Cesena.
Coldiretti: “A year of work gone up in smoke”
Hail the size of tennis balls have hit crops in Emilia-Romagna, particularly in the provinces of Parma (Baganza Room, Felino, Corcagnano, Carignano, Vigatto), regio emilia (Salvaterra, Pratissolo), modena (Mirandola, Rivara, San Felice sul Panaro, Massa Finalese, Finale Emilia, Cavezzo), bologna (San Giovanni in Persiceto, Baricella), ferrara (Cento, Bondeno, Montestirolo, Vigarano Mainarda, Voghiera, Argenta) and ravenna (Lavezzola, Conselice, Voltana, Alfonsine, Fusignano, Bagnacavallo and a good part of the coast, from Casalborsetti to Marina di Ravenna) damaging tomatoes, vines, watermelons, melons, corn, pears, beets, pumpkins and potatoes and causing millions in damage, between those caused to crops and those caused by agricultural equipment and structures.
This the first budget prepared by the regional Coldiretti after the hailstorm that hit Emilia-Romagna on the afternoon of Saturday, July 22. “The repetition of these calamitous events – said the Director of Coldiretti Emilia Romagna, Marco Allaria Olivieri – confirms the devastating impact of climate change with increasing damage to agricultural production, both vegetable and fruit, already largely compromised by the calamitous events of recent months.”
“The fall of hail in the field -continued the regional director- is the most damaging precipitation for our field due to the irreversible losses it causes in the crops, ruin a whole year of work”. Coldiretti invites farmers to submit reports as soon as possible in order to delimit and survey the affected areas in detail and initiate the procedures to obtain the benefits of the law and therefore the recovery of the damages suffered.